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published by Larry Molnar
This website provides an interactive applet and tutorial on understanding the sun-earth-moon relationship.  There are three tutorial pages that explain the elements of the lunar phases diagram one-by-one.  Second, there is the lunar phases tool and quiz. The tool is an interactive version of the diagram and can be used to solve the problems posed by the quiz.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Fundamentals
= Lunar Phases
Classical Mechanics
- Applications of Newton's Laws
- Lower Undergraduate
- High School
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
= Tutorial
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- application/java
- text/html
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Newton's Law of Gravitation, lunar, lunar phases , moon, orbital dynamics
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Metadata instance created March 18, 2004 by Patricia Monahan
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May 6, 2009 by Lyle Barbato
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