Transit of Venus Math
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 Transit of Venus Math Download This Lesson (PDF, 2.44 MB) Topic: Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12 Body: Sun, Venus, Earth Mission: Heliophysics Missions (Sun), SOHO (Comets) Science Education Standards: Short Description: This problem book covers 17 specific mathematics problems that are common to studying the transit of Venus more critically. Source: Space Math (GSFC) Transit of Venus Mathematics -- This problem book covers 17 specific mathematics problems that are common to studying the transit of venus more critically. These include: geometry of chords and triangles, working with angular measure, unit conversion exercises, parallax and angular size, angular speed, time zone conversions, working with proportions, a few problems involving trig! The majority of the problems may be undertaken by grade 7-9 students. This resource is also helpful for the amateur astronomer wishing to gain a better understanding of parallax, transit geometry and how the Astronomical Unit can be deduced. The book contains 16 math problems, 37 pages, 20 illustrations 2.5 Mby PDF file.
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