Product Type: Lesson Plan/Activity
Grade Levels: 9-12
Publication Year: 2013
This problem has students use a pair of complicated algebraic equations to evaluate the strength of the sun's magnetic field near Earth's orbit. The equations are a model of the sun's magnetic field in space based on actual research by a solar physicist. With the provided values for variables, students use substitution to calculate the values for two vector components of the sun's magnetic field near Earth's orbit. A one-page teacher guide accompanies the one-page assignment.
Problem 9, Monster Functions in Space Science I [147KB PDF file]
This mathematics problem is part of Space Math III.