21 October 2004 Using 3D virtual environments to visualize wave interference phenomena
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Proceedings Volume 5622, 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications; (2004) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591695
Event: 5th Iberoamerican Meeting on Optics and 8th Latin American Meeting on Optics, Lasers, and Their Applications, 2004, Porlamar, Venezuela
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.
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M. H. Gimenez, M. H. Gimenez, J. Riera, J. Riera, A. Vidaurre, A. Vidaurre, Juan A. Monsoriu, Juan A. Monsoriu, Carlos J. Zapata-Rodriguez, Carlos J. Zapata-Rodriguez, } "Using 3D virtual environments to visualize wave interference phenomena", 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; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.591695
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