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written by David Stern
This is a lesson plan for teaching frames of reference. It is linked to text material on reference frames, aberration of light, and a very short introduction to the foundations of special relativity. This is a part of the larger site: Stargazers to Starships which teaches physics through astronomy and space science.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
- Relative Motion
General Physics
- Measurement/Units
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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© 2001 David P. Stern
Keywords:
intertial reference frames, relative velocity
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Metadata instance created March 11, 2004 by Cathy Ezrailson
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January 29, 2011 by Lyle Barbato
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October 24, 2004
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NSES Content Standards

Con.U: Unifying Concepts & Processes
  • K-12: Evidence, Models, Explanation
Con.B: Physical Science
  • 9-12: Interactions of Energy & Matter
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D. Stern, (2001), WWW Document, (http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm).
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D. Stern, Frames of Reference: The Basics (2001), <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm>.
APA Format
Stern, D. (2004, October 24). Frames of Reference: The Basics. Retrieved April 24, 2014, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm
Chicago Format
Stern, David. Frames of Reference: The Basics. October 24, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm (accessed 24 April 2014).
MLA Format
Stern, David. Frames of Reference: The Basics. 2001. 24 Oct. 2004. 24 Apr. 2014 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm>.
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