School of Physics & Astronomy

Flash Animations for Physics

The School has developed a number of courses to be delivered online. These courses take advantage of Flash animations to enhance learning and develop key concepts. The phasor animation below is one such example; here, the polarisation state through a birefringent plate is "mapped" to a phasor diagram. The example shows a half-wave plate, what sort of plate would you have if only half the thickness were used in the z-direction?

If you would like to know more about using Flash to develop learning material, or have further questions about our approach to Flash-based animations for online learning please contact Tom Edwards.