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Animated Fiber Optic Cable


Animated Fiber Optic Cable

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A description of and animated view of a fiber optic cable.
Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: April 04, 2001
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 09, 2010
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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka
11 years ago

Dr. Judy Ann Serwatka (Faculty)

Although advertised as "animated" there is very little animation in this site.
The small amount of animation, showing how a fiber optic cable converts signals
is useful. The drawings are very well done. This is a good addition to any
conversation on fiber optic cable
Used in course

Avatar for david haring
12 years ago

david haring (Student)

The site seems shorts but used animation to help provide information on fiber
optic cable.

Avatar for Victor Pantoja
12 years ago

Victor Pantoja (Student)

This is an interesting site on fiber optic technology. While there was not a lot
of information, it did clearly explain the advantages of fiber optics.

Technical Remarks:

The illustrations are very well done, and the animation depicting how light
travels through the cable was neat.

Avatar for   Solorio
12 years ago

Solorio (Student)

Brief but very informative. The animation helped a great deal with the
explanation TIR.

Avatar for Martin Brown
12 years ago

Martin Brown (Student)

Excellent explanation of fiber optic technology.

Technical Remarks:

Easy to use with good links to other related information.

Avatar for Nicole Gray
12 years ago

Nicole Gray (Student)

The site is informative on fiber optics with good visual aids, but reads like a
text book.

Avatar for Tonda Johnson
12 years ago

Tonda Johnson (Student)

This site was not very long but it got it's point across with good infomation
and graphics. The animated one toward the end was exciting to see.

Avatar for Nick Kaster
12 years ago

Nick Kaster (Student)

Very good site full of information, history, and useful links.

Technical Remarks:

Excellent use of illustrations.

Avatar for Scott Goult
12 years ago

Scott Goult (Student)

This site does a really nice job of illustrating how fiber optics works. I
didn?t even know that it was developed in the ?50s.

Avatar for Nirav Shah
12 years ago

Nirav Shah (Student)

It is short, but sweet. Overall site has very useful information. Also ease to use. Material to the point and effective to understand fiber optics. Diagram is very effective to understand some key concepts.

Avatar for Heather Putigna
13 years ago

Heather Putigna (Administrator)

I really liked this site. It has a nice little overview of fiberoptic cables
with some very nice animations.

Avatar for James Chapko
13 years ago

James Chapko (Student)

A short, but detailed tutorial about fiber(fibre?) optic cabling and its uses.
site also has a nifty animation detailing how light travels through the cabling.