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Title: Parallax
Url: http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Sparalax.htm
Creator: Stern, David P. (David Peter), 1931-
Publisher: David P. Stern
Description: This web page, authored and curated by David P. Stern, outlines the math and applications of parallax. Parallax is the shift in the apparent direction to an object when it is viewed from two separated locations. It allows the object's distance to be derived. A simple method is developed for distance estimation, with a related "extended thumb method" useful outdoors. The page ends by discussing the use of stellar parallax to estimate the distance of nearby stars. This page is part of the work "From Stargazers to Starships" that presents physical and mathematical concepts using space science and an historical perspective. French, Spanish, and Italian translations are available.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Cosmogony. Cosmology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Cosmological distances
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system -- Moon -- Distance, parallax
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Physics
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Space sciences
Mathematics -- Trigonometry
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Cosmology
Astronomy -- Distances
Mathematics -- Trigonometry
Date Issued: 2004-09-18
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Science Materials
Format: html
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: Dr. David P. Stern
Access Rights: Free access
Source: comPADRE
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