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Teaching (and learning) optics using interactive simulations: the JavaOptics course
Author(s): A. Carnicer; J. Andilla; J. Ferré; I. Juvells; E. Martín-Badosa; J. R. de F. Moneo; E. Pleguezuelos; R. Tudela; S. Vallmitjana

Paper Abstract

We present an educational resource based in an optical software package for undergraduate students. It consists in a web based textbook with several applets for illustrating the theory and simplify the teaching tasks in the classroom. These programs are also used as a method for self-learning in an on-line environment. Applets are written in Java language using the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) for avoiding problems related with the use of specific browsers or java interpreter's versions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 9664, Ninth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96641G (24 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.2207725
Show Author Affiliations
A. Carnicer, Consultant (Spain)
J. Andilla, Consultant (Spain)
J. Ferré, Consultant (Spain)
I. Juvells, Consultant (Spain)
E. Martín-Badosa, Consultant (Spain)
J. R. de F. Moneo, Consultant (Spain)
E. Pleguezuelos, Consultant (Spain)
R. Tudela, Consultant (Spain)
S. Vallmitjana, Consultant (Spain)


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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