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ERIC Number: EJ1013813
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Cosmic Rays in the Classroom
de Souza, Vitor; Barros, Marcelo Alves; Filho, Edson Cesar Marques; Garbelotti, Cristiano Rodrigo; Joao, Herbert Alexandre
Physics Education, v48 n2 p238-246 Mar 2013
We use the context of astroparticle physics to introduce several fundamental concepts in physics and astrophysics. An activity has been developed using inexpensive materials that allows the reconstruction of the impact point and arrival direction of a cosmic ray particle measured by the Pierre Auger Observatory. The activity includes the discussion of fundamental concepts such as conservation of energy and momentum, centre of mass, trajectory, coordinate systems, speed, geo-orientation, time references and sky observation. (Contains 1 table, 8 figures, and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina
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