Journal of Chemical Software
Online ISSN : 1883-8359
Print ISSN : 0918-0761
ISSN-L : 0918-0761
Interactive Animation to Facilitate Understanding of the Visual Characteristics of Atomic Orbital Wavefunctions
Sumio TOKITATakao SUGIYAMA
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2001 Volume 7 Issue 2 Pages 87-98

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Multimedia have been thought to be most successful in illustrating concepts, and least successful when applied to the derivation of equations. We have developed interactive animation of hydrogen atomic orbitals using a software called QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR). The use of these pictures was shown to increase student interest and participation in the process to understand the mutual relation of the shapes with the mathematical functions of atomic orbitals.

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