Deriving an equation for the Sun’s path

Makhija, Aman (2023) Deriving an equation for the Sun’s path. At Right Angles. pp. 69-73. ISSN 2582-1873

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Watching the sun rise and set from my balcony each day, I wondered: how easy is it to derive a mathematical formula to describe the path of the sun over the course of the day? This path varies depending on the observer’s latitude and the time of year.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Makhija, Aman
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Solar declination, midnight sun, polar night, vector geometry, mathematization, astronomy, vectors, trigonometry, coordinate geometry
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
Full Text Status: Public
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