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ERIC Number: EJ939736
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Bringing Mr. H. G. Wells Back from the Moon
Simoson, Andrew J.
PRIMUS, v14 n4 p328-344 2004
We describe a project for calculus and differential equations students involving trajectories of a spacecraft whose propulsion system depends solely on muting gravitational effects of heavenly bodies. In particular, we consider the spacecraft imagined by H. G. Wells, and focus on getting his spacecraft from the Moon to the Earth. Cavorite, angular velocity, elliptical trajectory, contour plot, epicycloid. (Contains 1 table and 15 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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