An Essay On Interactive Investigations Of The Zeeman Effect In The Interstellar Medium

Woolsey, Lauren (2015) An Essay On Interactive Investigations Of The Zeeman Effect In The Interstellar Medium. Journal of Astronomy & Earth Sciences Education (JAESE). pp. 27-32. ISSN 2374-6254, 2374-6246

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Abstract

The paper presents an interactive module created through the Wolfram Demonstrations Project that visualizes the Zeeman effect for the small magnetic field strengths present in the interstellar medium. The paper provides an overview of spectral lines and a few examples of strong and weak Zeeman splitting before discussing the module in depth. Student discovery is aided with example situations to investigate using the interactive module, which is targeted at the upper undergraduate or early graduate level. This module (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ TheZeemanEffectInTheInterstellarMedium), which uses free software, can be used in classroom activities or as a means of introducing students to the Wolfram Demonstrations Project as a learning resource.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 01:44
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1390

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