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Grade Level: 5-8, 9-12
Heliophysics Missions (Sun),
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.