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ERIC Number: EJ896114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Calibration of a Horizontal Sundial
Rovsek, Barbara
Physics Teacher, v48 n6 p397-400 Sep 2010
This paper describes how a horizontal sundial can be calibrated in a classroom without using the nontrivial equations of projective geometry. If one understands how a simple equatorial sundial works, one will also understand the procedure of calibrating a horizontal (or "garden," as it is also called) sundial.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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