C++ Programming

Ian Rafferty’s work with physics classes includes working with C++. The goal of this unit is to teach the students about programming, an integral part of scientific research. Ian began by creating a simple game called “The 3 Laws” (of Thermodynamics). In this game the player is the “sheriff” of an Old West town who is in charge of enforcing the laws of thermodynamics. This game was used by the students as a template to program their own games after they were introduced to basic coding.