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ERIC Number: EJ860682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Precession of the Earth-Moon System
Urbassek, Herbert M.
European Journal of Physics, v30 n6 p1427-1433 Nov 2009
The precession rate of the Earth-Moon system by the gravitational influence of the Sun is derived. Attention is focussed on a physically transparent but complete presentation accessible to first- or second-year physics students. Both a shortcut and a full analysis are given, which allows the inclusion of this material as an example of the physics of the spinning top in undergraduate courses. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A