Simulating Educational Physical Experiments in Augmented Reality

H. Kaufmann, B. Meyer:
"Simulating Educational Physical Experiments in Augmented Reality";
Vortrag: ACM Siggraph Asia 2008, Singapur, Singapur; 10.12.2008 - 13.12.2008; in:"Proceedings of ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA 2008 Educators Program", ACM Press, New York, NY, USA (2008), 8 S.

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Abstract:


We present an augmented reality application for mechanics education.
It utilizes a recent physics engine developed for the PC
gaming market to simulate physical experiments in the domain of
mechanics in real time. Students are enabled to actively build own
experiments and study them in a three-dimensional virtual world.
A variety of tools are provided to analyze forces, mass, paths and
other properties of objects before, during and after experiments. Innovative
teaching content is presented that exploits the strengths of
our immersive virtual environment. PhysicsPlayground serves as
an example of how current technologies can be combined to deliver
a new quality in physics education.