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Title: Educator's Guide to The Inverse Square Law
Url: https://solarviews.com/eng/edu/invsquar.htm
Publisher: Views of the Solar System
Description: This resource will demonstrate the inverse square law to students and will show that this law applies to both the intensity of light and the force of gravity. The relative amount of sunlight received in the vicinity of various planets is calculated as an example of the application of this law. The author then goes on to demonstrate that the same mathematical operation can be used to calculate the force of gravity. The discussion of gravity continues with an explanation of orbits and orbital velocities.
LC Classification: Science -- Astronomy -- Geodesy -- Gravity determinations
Science -- Physics -- Mathematical physics
Science -- Physics -- Optics. Light
Science -- Physics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Physics -- Weights and measures -- Measurement of special quantities -- Mass and weight -- Density and specific gravity
GEM Subject: Science
Mathematics
Science -- Physics
Science -- Earth science
Science -- Astronomy
Science -- Physical sciences
Key Concept: Astronomy -- Astrophysics
Resource Type: Reference Material
Audio/Visual -- Graph
Instructional Material
Format: Document -- HTML
Audience: Educator
Learner
Education Level: High School
Higher Education
Higher Education -- Undergraduate (Lower Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Upper Division)
Higher Education -- Technical Education (Lower Division)
Language: English
Rights: Calvin J. Hamilton
Access Rights: Free access
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