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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.
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Classical Mechanics
- Newton's Second Law
- Relative Motion
General Physics
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- Lower Undergraduate
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© 2001 David P. Stern
intertial reference frames, relative velocity
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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).
D. Stern, Frames of Reference: The Basics (2001), <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm>.
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Stern, D. (2004, October 24). Frames of Reference: The Basics. Retrieved April 16, 2024, from http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm
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Stern, David. Frames of Reference: The Basics. October 24, 2004. http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm (accessed 16 April 2024).
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Stern, David. Frames of Reference: The Basics. 2001. 24 Oct. 2004. 16 Apr. 2024 <http://www.phy6.org/stargaze/Lframes1.htm>.
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