Teaching physics using virtual reality

Savage, C., McGrath, D., McIntyre, T., Wegener, M. and Williamson, M. (2010). Teaching physics using virtual reality. In: Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong and Pornrat Wattanakasiwich, International Conference on Physics Education, ICPE-2009. International Conference on Physics Education, ICPE-2009, Bangkok, Thailand, (126-129). 18 -24 October 2009. doi:10.1063/1.3479848


Author Savage, C.
McGrath, D.
McIntyre, T.
Wegener, M.
Williamson, M.
Title of paper Teaching physics using virtual reality
Conference name International Conference on Physics Education, ICPE-2009
Conference location Bangkok, Thailand
Conference dates 18 -24 October 2009
Proceedings title International Conference on Physics Education, ICPE-2009   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name AIP Conference Proceedings   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication College Park, MD United States
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Publication Year 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1063/1.3479848
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780735408166
0735408165
ISSN 0094-243X
1551-7616
Editor Boonchoat Paosawatyanyong
Pornrat Wattanakasiwich
Volume 1263
Start page 126
End page 129
Total pages 4
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary We present an investigation of game-like simulations for physics teaching. We report on the effectiveness of the interactive simulation "Real Time Relativity" for learning special relativity. We argue that the simulation not only enhances traditional learning, but also enables new types of learning that challenge the traditional curriculum. The lessons drawn from this work are being applied to the development of a simulation for enhancing the learning of quantum mechanics.
Subjects 3100 Physics and Astronomy
Keyword Quantum mechanics
Relativity
Simulations
Virtual reality
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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