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Mathematics for photonics education
Author(s): Leno S. Pedrotti; Gary Beasley; James P. Sherman

Paper Abstract

The successful completion of two-year AAS photonics technician programs requires a working knowledge of certain mathematics skills. This paper identifies those key skills and describes available learning materials - titled Mathematics for Photonics Education - developed as a review and study guide to help students strengthen their mathematics abilities. The learning materials are supported by diagnostic assessments designed to help identify areas of mathematics weakness and thereby indicate corrective procedures. The paper concludes with evidence from the field concerning the use and effectiveness of the diagnostic test and learning materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641X (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207677
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Leno S. Pedrotti, Ctr. for Occupational Research and Development (United States)
Gary Beasley, Central Carolina Community College (United States)
James P. Sherman, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9664:
Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
François Flory, Editor(s)

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