|The Physical Sciences Centre of the LTSN
(now Higher Education Academy) has this "Special Interest Group" to share interest and expertise in the
development and implementation of simulations for use in the teaching of physics and
astronomy in UK Higher Education. The group is convened by Dr Bruce Sinclair at the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of St Andrews.
We have a mailing list on jiscmail. We have
received funding in the form of a development
grant from the Centre to provide simulations and support material for UK HE.
The current result of this forms the first part of the contents of this
Simulations and support material provided by our LTSN-funded development project
The following materials have been licensed from their authors or their institutions and have been made available for use in UK HE.
These are not simulations as such, but a viewer and material to show photographically what happens in various experimental situations as particular parameters are changed. Topics are currently in geometrical optics, including refraction, total internal reflection, reflections in single and multiple plane mirrors, and concave and convex mirrors used for imaging.
Simulations and Animations
Geometrical and Gaussian optics,
Laser power and efficiency,
Three wave mixing,
Coherent population effects.
Acknowledgements and Disclaimer regarding the above resources
Simulations, reviews and implementation reports of material covering:-
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