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Problem 9, Monster Functions in Space Science I

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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 [127KB PDF file]

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