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ERIC Number: EJ857912
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Isothermal Circumstellar Dust Shell Model for Teaching
Robinson, G.; Towers, I. N.; Jovanoski, Z.
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v40 n6 p795-808 2009
We introduce a model of radiative transfer in circumstellar dust shells. By assuming that the shell is both isothermal and its thickness is small compared to its radius, the model is simple enough for students to grasp and yet still provides a quantitative description of the relevant physical features. The isothermal model can be used in a classroom setting as an aid to improve student's understanding of absorption and emission phenomena. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A