Graphical Programming Environment for Performing Physical Experiments

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Mihaela Osaci 1,* Corina Daniela Cuntan 1

1. Politehnica University of Timisoara, Revolutiei no.5, Hunedoara, Romania

* Corresponding author.


Received: 13 Nov. 2019 / Revised: 20 Nov. 2019 / Accepted: 5 Dec. 2019 / Published: 8 Feb. 2020

Index Terms

Physical experiment, graphical programming environment, the magnetic circuit law, data acquisition, teaching physics at university level


This paper presents a way to improve physical experiments at the engineering university level using a graphical programming environment for data acquisition. As a case study it is presented the experimental verification of the law of the magnetic circuit. Such a working method for experimentation opens the way for the future engineer to study physical phenomena using the computer.

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Mihaela Osaci, Corina Daniela Cunţan, " Graphical Programming Environment for Performing Physical Experiments", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.12, No.1, pp. 11-17, 2020.DOI: 10.5815/ijmecs.2020.01.02


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