Chaire d'Analyse Appliquée


Slinky is a package built to interactively explore solutions of an initial value problem for a system of ordinary differential equations describing an elastic ribbon.  The ODE system governs the shape of an elastic rod that is used as a model of DNA.

The description of the original AVS implementation by Kathleen Hoffman and Randy C. Paffenroth contains the most detailed scientific description of the package.

The package was then implemented in DataViewer 1.0 by Randy C. Paffenroth and Stefan Kehrbaum.

The most detailed software documentation describes the latest DataViewer 2.0 based Slinky by Julien de Siebenthal.

Dana Vrajitoru
Last modified: September the 14th, 2000.