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ERIC Number: EJ1014963
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Reproducing Eratosthenes' Determination of Earth's Circumference on a Smaller Scale
Takemae, Seiji; Kirwin, Peter; McIntosh, Gordon
Physics Teacher, v51 n4 p222-223 Apr 2013
In this paper, we describe a lab activity for measuring a spherical balloon's circumference. The procedure we discuss is based on the method used by Eratosthenes to measure the Earth's circumference.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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