Methods and apparatus for teaching science and engineering

  • US 5,813,865 A
  • Filed: 06/23/1993
  • Issued: 09/29/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/23/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An apparatus for teaching science and engineering to a user, the apparatus comprising:

  • a means for displaying imagery;

    a means for causing a plurality of objects to be pictured on the display means, the objects being apparatus, equipment, devices, materials, and supplies used in science and engineering;

    a means by which the user can assemble a plurality of the objects pictured on the display means into an operating pictorial representation of an operating experimental configuration, the experimental configuration being characterized by a relationship among a plurality of experimental parameters;

    a means by which the user can simulate the performance of an experiment using the pictorial representation of the experimental configuration, an experiment being a method of measuring one of the plurality of experimental parameters by means of the experimental configuration, the operation of the pictorial representation of the experimental configuration being governed by the same relationship among the experimental parameters that characterizes the operation of the experimental configuration.

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