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Title: Astronomy Java Applets
Url: http://hypnagogic.net/sim/
Creator: Scharein, Robert Glenn, 1959-
Publisher: Scharein, Robert Glenn, 1959-
Description: These interactive astronomy java applets were created for astronomy students at the University of British Columbia. They cover topics dealing with the solar system and demonstrate the phases of the inner planets, retrograde motion, Kepler's Laws, cratering and solar eclipses. Applets on stellar astronomy include: fusion in the sun, the Big Bang, extrasolar planets, black holes, the H-R diagram, binary stars, parallax, the Doppler Effect, and black body radiation. The last set of simulations deal with telescopes. They demonstrate Snell's Law, electrostatics, and properties of lenses and mirrors.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Astronomical instruments -- Modern -- Telescopes. Objectives. Mirrors
Science -- Astronomy -- Descriptive astronomy -- Solar system
Science -- Astronomy -- Study and teaching. Research
GEM Subject: Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Instructional issues
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Planets
Astronomy -- Telescopes
Astronomy -- Black holes
Astronomy -- Sun
Astronomy -- Solar system
Key Concepts Complete: Yes
Date Issued: 2006-12-23
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Science Materials
Format: html
java
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Teachers
Technical School First Cycle
University First Cycle
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Astronomy
Doppler effect
Fundamentals
Kepler's Laws
parallax
solar eclipses
Date Of Record Release: 2010-05-04 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2010-04-28 12:43:46 (W3C-DTF)
Source: comPADRE  comPADRE
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Resource URL Clicks: 12
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