A picture is worth a thousand words: animations and simulations in the teaching of analytical science
- Cynthia K. Larive
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The old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words” is certainly apt when one thinks about the role that animations and simulations can take in the teaching of complex concepts related to the analytical sciences. While traditional approaches such as performing chemical demonstrations and removing the covers from instruments to show their inner workings are still useful, the action embodied in computer animations and simulations make them valuable teaching tools. Fortunately for those of us who are not inclined to code our own visualization routines, there are a large number of high quality freely available electronic resources for use by teachers and students. Many excellent resources are available in annotated form through the Analytical Sciences Digital Library, a collection of peer-reviewed electronic resources freely available at http://www.asdlib.org. This topic was also reviewed by Thomas Chasteen in a recent ACS Symposium series .
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Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
Volume 390, Issue 1 , pp 71-75
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