Development of an augmented reality mobile physics application to study electric circuits




Electronic model, augmented reality, mobile app, Unity3D, Vuforia, electric circuit, physics


The use of virtual teaching aids with AR technology in various areas of education, including physics, has been studied. The similarity between physical and electrical models has been established, and the development of a mobile app for studying simple electric circuits has been validated. The feasibility of developing the technique of augmented reality mobile apps has been established. The following milestones have been identified in the development of the augmented reality app: production of electronic models, installation of the game engine Unity3D, development of all program scenes, operation testing, and demonstration. The application of scenarios for electronic models rotation and movement has received special attention. In-house created augmented reality mobile app for mobile devices "Augmented reality program for studying the simplest electric circuit" has been offered. The developed mobile app reads, recognizes, and displays the product electronic model on the screen. It has been demonstrated that the augmented reality application produced by the author team as mobile teaching software can be used to complete assignments for students' individual work as well as classroom studies at colleges.


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Kanivets, O.V., Kanivets, I.M. and Gorda, T.M., 2022. Development of an augmented reality mobile physics application to study electric circuits. Educational Technology Quarterly [Online], 2022(4), pp.347–365. Available from: [Accessed 14 April 2024].
Received 2022-03-27
Accepted 2022-10-25
Published 2022-12-21

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