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ERIC Number: ED114241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 192
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The Basic Mathematics of Astronomy: A Sourcebook for Science Teachers.
Therkelsen, Edward Robert
An attempt was made in this study to determine if there was a need for a sourcebook of the basic mathematics of astronomy for secondary school science teachers. Science teachers involved and interested in the teaching of astronomy were located through letters to the superintendents of the 400 largest school districts in the United States. Names and addresses of 196 teachers were received, and a detailed questionnaire was sent to each to ascertain the need for a sourcebook and to determine relevant subject content. A 71.9 percent return of usable questionnaire data was received. A definite need was indicated by 116 of the 141 science teachers responding. Topics were selected from those suggested in the questionnaire responses. The teachers were also afforded the opportunity to add topics to the list provided, if they desired. These too were considered. The sourcebook was compiled and arranged in 10 chapters with each containing definitions, formulas, and sample problems. Topics included: Spherical Trigonometry, Spherical Coordinates, Rectangular Coordinates, Transformation of Coordinates, Special Star Positions, Eclipses, Planetary Data, Optics, Physics Laws, and Stellar Data. (Author/EB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Denver