What Should Students Learn? Stellar Magnitudes?

Pasachoff, Jay M. (2003) What Should Students Learn? Stellar Magnitudes? Astronomy Education Review, 2 (2). ISSN 15391515


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One of the perennial questions for teachers of astronomy survey courses is whether to use the magnitude system in general use by amateur and professional astronomers, or whether to give all star brightnesses in powers-of-ten notation. The problem goes to the goals of the course and to the philosophy of history, liaison with others, and course content held by the professor. It also leads to discussions of the mathematical and conceptual levels intended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2017 10:50
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/960

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