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  Session: Technologies
  Paper Type: Poster
  Title: Interacting with Simulated Charges and Fields via Augmented Reality
  Meeting: 2017 Winter Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia
  Location: N/A
  Time: 8:45AM
  Author: Steven Binz,,
5152905800, smbinz@utica.edu
  Co-Author(s): None
  Abstract: Electric and magnetic fields can be difficult for students to understand because they cannot directly see the fields or physically manipulate individual charges. Computer simulations and videos have helped, however they have been limited to a 2D screen. Using recently developed augmented reality devices it is possible to assign real-world objects a simulated charge or current, and to see the changes in the fields as those values are changed or as the objects are moved around the room. The user can walk around the charges and currents to see the fields from any direction, as well as introduce simulated test charges. The intent is that student understanding will improve if the students can control the simulation intuitively and see the fields and forces in all three dimensions. Mixed reality recordings of the simulation will be shown and the limits and possibilities of the underlying technology will be discussed.
  Footnotes: None
  Presentation: PST1E04 Interacting with Simulated Charges and Fields via Augmented Reality.pdf

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