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ERIC Number: EJ1177776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-May
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
The Mass-Lifetime Relation
LoPresto, Michael C.
Physics Teacher, v56 n5 p332-333 May 2018
In a recent "AstroNote," I described a simple exercise on the mass-luminosity relation for main sequence stars as an example of exposing students in a general education science course of lower mathematical level to the use of quantitative skills such as collecting and analyzing data. Here I present another attempt at a meaningful experience for such students that again involves both the gathering and analysis of numerical data and comparison with accepted result, this time on the relationship of the mass and lifetimes of main sequence stars. This experiment can stand alone or be used as an extension of the previous mass-luminosity relationship experiment.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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