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The Position of the Sun

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Author:Dave Rusin; The Mathematical Atlas
Description: 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 (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles, General Software Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Astronomy

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