Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
Subjects: Mathematics, Earth Science, Space Science
This is Part III of a three-part problem on atmospheric shielding. Students use exponential functions to model the density of a planetary atmosphere, then evaluate a definite integral to calculate the total radiation shielding in the zenith direction for Earth and Mars. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.
Problem 24, Atmospheric Shielding from Radiation Part III [238KB PDF file]
This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.