WIT Press


Tools For Teaching Molecular Spectroscopy

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/NL040141

Volume

30

Pages

8

Published

2004

Size

737 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

M. Dalibart

Abstract

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.

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