ERIC Number: EJ1030475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Sunspots and Their Simple Harmonic Motion
Ribeiro, C. I.
Physics Education, v48 n5 p586-588 Sep 2013
In this paper an example of a simple harmonic motion, the apparent motion of sunspots due to the Sun's rotation, is described, which can be used to teach this subject to high-school students. Using real images of the Sun, students can calculate the star's rotation period with the simple harmonic motion mathematical expression.
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Physics, Motion, Scientific Concepts, High School Students, Secondary School Science, Astronomy, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
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