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Space Math III -- Problem 24, Atmospheric Shielding from Radiation Part III

First page of Problem 24, Atmospheric Shielding from Radiation Part III

Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Audience: Educators

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.

Page Last Updated: January 20th, 2015
Page Editor: Flint Wild