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You will find a good explanation of Scalable Vector Graphics in the Wikipedia article titled Scalable Vector Graphics .

Can be scaled without corruption

For my purposes, the major advantage of using svg files is that they can be enlarged or reduced in size without corrupting the image. For example, the images in the svg filesthat I will provide are designed to be printed on 8.5x11 inch paper stock. However, if you have access to a printer that can handle larger paper, you canuse a program such as the free svg editing program named Inkscape to enlarge the images without corrupting them. You can then print the larger images on larger paper stock.

Download the svg file

You will need to download an svg graphics file named 1.svg to complete the work in this module. Click this link to download a zip file named 1004.zip containing the file named 1.svg.

The need for graphics in physics

It is very difficult to learn introductory physics without having access to a variety of pictures, charts, and diagrams. Many of you are likely to need those materialsin tactile form. While we can transmit words, sounds, and pictures via the Internet, we still don't have the ability to transmit tactilegraphics via the Internet.

This means that it will be necessary for you to use the svg files that I provide and to make your own arrangements for having those files converted into tactilegraphics.

A range of options

Depending on the resources that you have available, you have a range of options for the creation and exploration of tactile graphics.

My plan is to provide the necessary svg graphics files to produce tactile graphics for a range of different resources.

Machine embossing of tactile graphics

One of the available options for creating (and exploring) machine-embossed tactile graphics (on paper) is the IVEO Hands on Learning System from ViewPlus Technologies . (See the disclaimer below.)

The svg files that I will provide are intended to be compatible with the IVEO Learning System.

The opposite end of the budgetary spectrum

At the opposite end of the budgetary spectrum is the student whose only resource for tactile graphics is a human embosser using various tools from a tactile graphics kit to manually emboss printed versions of the svg files. The files (and the supplementary information that I will provide)are designed to support manual embossing as well as machine embossing. (The file that I will provide for this module is intended for manualembossing only. Future modules will include the necessary files for machine embossing.)


There are two steps involved in first creating and then using tactile graphics:

  1. Embossing a paper copy of the graphic
  2. Exploring the embossed copy of the graphic using touch, and in some cases, sound.

Embossing the graphic

There are at least two ways to emboss the paper copy of the graphic:

  1. Manual embossing
  2. Machine embossing using a graphics-compatible Braille printer such as thosefrom ViewPlus Technologies .

Exploring the graphic

There are at least two possibilities for exploring the graphic:

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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