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Pages: 3645-3648
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-7578-6
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 9-11 March, 2009
Location: Valencia, Spain

A JAVA-BASED MULTIMEDIA MAGNETIC EXPLORER

A. Bonanno, G. Bozzo, M. Camarca, P. Sapia

Physics Department, University of Calabria (ITALY)
Observations carried on magnetic interactions are a very fascinating tool to introduce the fundamental physical concept of field. The use of iron filings to display the magnetic field is well known; quantitative measurements on magnetic interactions are instead less common, mainly at high school level. Furthermore, many multimedia tools are available, illustrating the line-of-force pattern of magnetic field, although often referring to “ideal” magnets’ systems.
In this connection a high educational potential is associated with the integrated use of quantitative measurements and visualization in a complementary manner.
In this work we present a Java-based multimedia tool allowing to virtually explore a real experiment built with easily found materials: steel wool shavings, strong little magnets and ferromagnetic spheres obtained from the well-known Geomag™ toy, a precision electronic scale, and a little more available in a hardware store. The interactive multimedia, proposed as a tool to support the real experiment, allows learners to immediately (and visually) relate the previously measured strength of interactions between magnets with the displayed pattern of field-line, when some experimental parameter (e.g. the intermagnet distance) is modified.
@InProceedings{BONANNO2009AJA,
author = {Bonanno, A. and Bozzo, G. and Camarca, M. and Sapia, P.},
title = {A JAVA-BASED MULTIMEDIA MAGNETIC EXPLORER},
series = {3rd International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2009 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-612-7578-6},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {9-11 March, 2009},
year = {2009},
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PY - 2009
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A. Bonanno, G. Bozzo, M. Camarca, P. Sapia (2009) A JAVA-BASED MULTIMEDIA MAGNETIC EXPLORER, INTED2009 Proceedings, pp. 3645-3648.
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