Augmented Reality in Physics Education: Motion Understanding Using an Augmented Airtable
Education is a highly interesting field for Augmented Reality (AR) applications allowing for tangible experimentation and increased immersion. In this paper we present our efforts on adding an AR visualization on a physics airtable experiment used for the understanding of object motion and collisions on a nearly frictionless surface. Using AR, information such as the objects velocity, angular velocity and kinetic energy can be overlayed over the objects in real-time to give direct understanding of physics motion laws. We present the implementation of two versions of such an AR system, using an HMD and a projector respectively, and discuss the development challenges and advantages/disadvantages of each one.
KeywordsAugmented Reality Education Tracking
This work has been partially funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of the Federal Republic of Germany as part of the research project and BeGreifen (Grant number 16SV7525K) and the EU Project Co2Team (Grant number 831891). The authors would like to thank the project partners StudioKLV and TU Kaiserslautern as well as the students Joshua Knobloch and Patrick Heinz for their contributions in this project.
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