The Position of the Sun
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Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas  
A computer program to calculate the position of the sun, with an article describing the calculation of the apparent sun position in local coordinates for an earth observer: notation; solution; removing the effect of one variable and simplifying the solution; qualitative descriptions of solar motion; conversion of these variables to local time; the length of a day; and the amount of sunlight falling (i.e. energy gain).  


Levels:  High School (912), College 
Languages:  English 
Resource Types:  Articles, General Software Miscellaneous 
Math Topics:  Astronomy 
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