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July 2011 
Contact information
Am Bahndamm 22/1
D73342 Bad Ditzenbach
 phone:+49(0)7335 5786
 email: ulrichmutze at gmx dot de
Graphics of the month

Mikado

Graphics of the month archive
Testpatterns in high resolution (4k by 4k pixel, PNGformat, 477 kB), free download
Latest versions of electronic articles on Computation Inspired Physics, mainly dealing with
computational methods for Classical Mechanics and Quantum Mechanics
The originals are all in the preprint archive
of the International Association of Mathematical Physics.
 Predicting Classical Motion Directly from the Action Principle II
 keywords: Kepler equation, unharmonic oscillator, symplectic integrator, planetary motion
 Predicting Classical Motion Directly from the Action Principle III
 keywords: motive force function, local action principle, parabolic path, midpoint rule, integrator
 A Simple Variational Integrator for General Holonomic Mechanical Systems
 keywords: direct midpoint method, smooth interpolation, small step action principle, BirkhoffWitt basis
 The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus in R^{n}
 keywords: antiderivative, repeated integrals, electrostatic potential, charge patch, Mathematica
 Quaternions  Redundancy + Efficiency = Ternions
 keywords: rotation vectors, EulerRodrigues parameters, computer graphics
 The direct midpoint method as a quantum mechanical integrator
 keywords: discrete Laplacian, finitedimensional quantum mechanics, scattering, energy conservation, unitarity
 The direct midpoint method as a quantum mechanical integrator II
 keywords: leapfrog method, Chebyshev method, timedependent Hamilton, reversible, symplectic
 Polyspherical grains and their dynamics
 keywords: EulerRodrigues parameters, random generator, surface roughness, energy restoration, PaLa program
 Separated quantum dynamics
 keywords: adjacent nonidentical particles, TDHF, fast integrator, spin chain, energy conservation, norm conservation
 An asynchronous leapfrog method
 keywords:leapfrog integrator, numerical initial value problem, Kepler oscillator, (skew)symplectic integrator,
numerical interaction picture
 Quantum Image Dynamics  an entertainment application of separated quantum dynamics
 keywords: asynchronous leapfrog integrator, image manipulation, animation
 Precisiondependent symmetry breaking in simulated motion of polyspherical grains
now with updates
 keywords: rigid body dynamics, multiple precision arithmetic, mirror symmetry, polyspherical particles
 Higherdimensional antiderivatives and the efficient computation of electrostatic potentials
 keywords: fundamental theorem of calculus, discrete Greens's theorem
 An asynchronous leapfrog method II (Nov 2013, 14 MB, http://www.arxiv.org/abs/1311.6602) now in arxiv
 keywords:leapfrog integrator, numerical initial value problem, Kepler oscillator, (skew)symplectic integrator,
numerical interaction picture, stiff problem, stability, set of absolute stability
Pedagogical remarks on mathematical or physical topics
Work in progress or recently finished
Physics animations
Collection of files in the Computable Document Format (cdf). Needs the free Wolfram CDF Player.
Talks
Curriculum vitae
Picture Gallery
Publications
Cornell University press release
Scientific Software by Ulrich Mutze
is a small and clean sublanguage of C++
 particularly suited for physical and mathematical modeling and visualization
 supports multiple precision arithmetic (via MPFC++) and parallel computing (via MPI)
 implements reference counting, copy on write, and safe indexing for all its array types
 treats functions as values
 employes short names which result from descriptive full names by a simple deterministic
abbreviation scheme
 side effects of function calls can be read off the function's name
 comes with a large collection of classes for physics, mathematics, graphics, and imaging
 consider the metamorphosis between the two intended meanings of the logo:
= C + − = C plus minus = C Plus Minus = CPM =
Classes for Physics and Mathematics =
Classes for Physics and Mathematics
line graphics capability
 A diagram which symbolizes the Multiple Path Method.
Here is a listing of the code which defines the diagram. It mainly uses the classes
Wrt and LineArt, methods to combine such objects into a single one that can be moved in 3D space as a whole
and then can again be combined with further objects to a single object that can be moved as a whole ...
When, in 1999, I tried to create such a diagram with the commercial drawing program that was available within my Company,
the program always crashed long before the work was completed. Notice that file cpmlineartcpp.h, which contains the definition
all letters (latin and greek, lower case and upper case, punctuation and special symbols) is with 63 kB the largest of the
CPM files. A further diagram which illustrates lines and areal color.
 How the action principle determines the system path for given initial conditions.
stereo (anaglyph) imaging capability
 By editing file cpmconfig.ini one now can vary the colors used in creating stereo images. This allows
minimizing color crosstalk for ones own redgreen(blue) glasses.
Here is a version (with spherical particles instead of polyspherical ones)
of Fig. 1 of Precisiondependent symmetry breaking in simulated motion of polyspherical grains which gives a clearer
effect than the original for my redgreen glasses branded Apramax.
This functionality was suggested by Bernhard Mutze.
software descriptions
code and Linux make files
Free Ruby code
Alpinism
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