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Getting students to see the light
Author(s): Joe H. Schuch; Zhouling Wu

Paper Abstract

Currently in the United States as well as many other countries, the percentage of college students who are interested in science and engineering is decreasing. Can optics, being an area of physics which has so many applications to everyday life, be helpful to reignite student interest? In this paper we address problems related to this falloff of student interest and discuss their possible solutions. In particular, efforts are made to integrate existing techniques for general physics eduction into optics courses at the introductory level.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2525, 1995 International Conference on Education in Optics, (13 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224003
Show Author Affiliations
Joe H. Schuch, Eastern Michigan Univ. (United States)
Zhouling Wu, Eastern Michigan Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2525:
1995 International Conference on Education in Optics
M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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