|An interactive multimedia experience can often turn out to be rather passive. Our aim is to create demonstrations with tactile effects, making use of the learner's imagination rather than expensive hardware.|
Web and CD-ROM presentation can make these experiences available to both remote and disabled students.
|Simulation of how a car's shock absorber uses oil to damp the return of a spring.
|The Bernoulli effect demonstrated using a bicycle pump.|
|Stored energy. Demonstrates the effect of adding weight to a flywheel.
|Buggy world. Mathematical modelling of the suspension damper on a model car.|
Macromedia Director with Stella mathematical modelling.
|Prototype QTVR object movie of buggy suspension. The finished Director version will model the various parameters of spring and damper and the movie will react according to how these are set by the learner.
Photos taken with a Canon Powershot 600 digital camera on a custom turntable.
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