Tools For Teaching Molecular Spectroscopy
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From our experience in teaching molecular spectroscopy it appeared that specific teaching tools could be useful. We describe here self-training packages, instrument simulators and tools for classroom demonstration developed for this purpose and report on their usefulness for teaching various target groups: university students, chemical school engineers, and technicians during part time courses. Keywords: self-training, self-assessment, e-learning, FTIR, UV, Raman, luminescence, optical spectroscopy, spectrometer simulator, classroom demonstration. 1 Introduction Teaching spectroscopy means teaching several disciplines at the same time: chemistry, optics, classical mechanics, quantum mechanic, electronics and data processing. Many students have gathered some basic knowledge in these fields during their studies; it is nevertheless always difficult and time consuming to refresh memories.