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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This simulation demonstrates how information about stars which can not be directly observed can be inferred from a special class of binary stars – eclipsing binaries. The simulation shows two stars orbiting each other. As one star is eclipsed the corresponding decrease in flux is displayed on a graph. The user can control the system orientation, stellar properties and the speed of the simulation.

Instructor resources are available including student manuals, assessment materials, and a list of the assumptions used.

This is part of a collection of astronomy applets.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Astronomy
- Fundamentals
= Eclipses
- Stars
= Binary Stars
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
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- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Lesson Plan
- Activity
- New teachers
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© 2002 University of Nebraska
Permission is granted to use for noncommercial purposes as long as it remains unmodified.
Keywords:
binary star, binary system, eclipse, light curve, star
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Metadata instance created August 20, 2008 by Alea Smith
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K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ebs/ebs.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Eclipsing Binary Stars Lab, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ebs/ebs.html>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Eclipsing Binary Stars Lab. Retrieved October 30, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ebs/ebs.html
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Eclipsing Binary Stars Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ebs/ebs.html (accessed 30 October 2014).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Eclipsing Binary Stars Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 30 Oct. 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/ebs/ebs.html>.
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