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published by the Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska
written by Kevin M. Lee
This simulation explores the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram and those topics necessary to understand the diagram. These topics include the different kinds of spectrum, spectral classification, and luminosity class. This module provides a fairly in-depth tutorial in reading HR diagrams. The user can change the temperature and lumonisity of the star and see how its position changes on the HR diagram.

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
= Spectra
- Stars
= Hertzsprung-Russell Diagram
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
= Activity
= Interactive Simulation
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- 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:
hertzsprung- russell diagram, luminosity, spectral type, stellar evolution, stellar lifetime, temperature
Record Cloner:
Metadata instance created August 20, 2008 by Alea Smith
Record Updated:
June 26, 2009 by Bruce Mason
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March 26, 2007
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AIP Format
K. Lee, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), WWW Document, (http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hr/hr.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
K. Lee, Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram Lab, (Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2002), <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hr/hr.html>.
APA Format
Lee, K. (2007, March 26). Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram Lab. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska: http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hr/hr.html
Chicago Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, March 26, 2007. http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hr/hr.html (accessed 1 October 2014).
MLA Format
Lee, Kevin. Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram Lab. Lincoln: Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska, 2002. 26 Mar. 2007. 1 Oct. 2014 <http://astro.unl.edu/naap/hr/hr.html>.
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@misc{ Author = "Kevin Lee", Title = {Nebraska Astronomy Applet Project: Hertzsprung-Russel Diagram Lab}, Publisher = {Astronomy Education at the University of Nebraska}, Volume = {2014}, Number = {1 October 2014}, Month = {March 26, 2007}, Year = {2002} }
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