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ERIC Number: EJ828505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Finding Spring on Planet X
Simoson, Andrew J.
PRIMUS, v17 n3 p228-238 Jul 2007
For a given orbital period and eccentricity, we determine the maximum time lapse between the winter solstice and the spring equinox on a planet. In addition, given an axial precession path, we determine the effects on the seasons. This material can be used at various levels to illustrate ideas such as periodicity, eccentricity, polar coordinates, and vectors, in courses as diverse as precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, and geometry. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Language: English
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