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WebTOP is a 3D interactive computer graphics system that simulates and visualizes optical phenomena. Instructors can use it to help teach optics and waves. Students can use it to help learn about optics and waves. WebTOP consists of more than a dozen interactive modules that can be scripted to record a session for later playback.
Material Type: Collection
Technical Format: Java Applet
Date Added to MERLOT: February 01, 2010
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 01, 2010
Send email to jtf1@msstate.edu
Submitter: Bruce Mason
Keywords: wave interference, Optics, Fresnel


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements:
Java version 1.5 or later
Language: English
Material Version: WebTOP 6
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: yes
Accessiblity Information Available: no
Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States


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