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Problem 24, Atmospheric Shielding from Radiation Part III

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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.

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