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Hey guys, i have a math assignment that involves...
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Hey guys, i have a math assignment that involves astronomy of our solar system. I need to come up with research question/aim that can be answered using math, like calculus and linked to astronomy. Do you guys have any tips or suggestions?
Im in highschool calc which basically means I know the basics about integral and differentiation. But I know the concepts and meanings behind differentiation such as acceleration, velocity and instantaneous rate.
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>>27911
calculate speed velocity of a planet/moon
calculate distance from earth to a planet using parallax
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>>27924
>speed velocity
meant to say escape velocity
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>>27924
if that's too difficult you may try to calculate the distance of the moon or another body to earth using the speed of light and the time needed for a signal to reach earth. There is already an experiment with mirrors on the moon and a laser ray sent from Earth (twice the distance and time), for example.