ERIC Number: EJ860211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
A Black Hole in Our Galactic Center
Ruiz, Michael J.
Physics Teacher, v46 n1 p10-12 Jan 2008
An introductory approach to black holes is presented along with astronomical observational data pertaining to the presence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Concepts of conservation of energy and Kepler's third law are employed so students can apply formulas from their physics class to determine the mass of the black hole that resides in the center of the Milky Way.
Descriptors: Astronomy, Energy Conservation, Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Scientific Concepts, Mathematical Formulas
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
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