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Using 3D virtual environments to visualize wave interference phenomena
Author(s): M. H. Gimenez; J. Riera; A. Vidaurre; Juan A. Monsoriu; Carlos J. Zapata-Rodriguez
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Paper Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies have demonstrated to be extremely effective in the transmission of scientific knowledge. Nowadays, the development of software and hardware makes it possible to simulate physical processes as close to reality as required. Furthermore, complex physical processes benefit from graphical simplicity in order to emphasize the main points for a complete understanding. In this work we focus our attention on the interference of coherent scalar waves in homogeneous media. Digital simulations have been designed in order to help the students to understand this phenomenon. Examples of interference of plane waves and cylindrical waves are visualized in sapce-time scales as the main advantage over traditional teaching resources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.591695
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M. H. Gimenez, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
J. Riera, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
A. Vidaurre, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Juan A. Monsoriu, Univ. Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)
Carlos J. Zapata-Rodriguez, Univ. de Valencia (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5622:
5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications
Aristides Marcano O.; Jose Luis Paz, Editor(s)

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