Solar temperature at 4 GHz: an undergraduate experiment

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dc.creator Lonc, William, 1930-
dc.creator Lo, George
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-10T15:32:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-10T15:32:31Z
dc.date.issued 1986-09
dc.identifier.issn 0002-9505
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26220
dc.description Publisher's version/PDF en_CA
dc.description.abstract An experiment is described using readily available satellite television receiving equipment to obtain an approximate value for the solar (quiet Sun) temperature at a frequency of 4 GHz (7.5 cm), using a comparison method. The procedure described here appears to be quite suitable for use at the undergraduate level inasmuch as it does not require any special electronic equipment. It is found that the observed value is within 10% of the accepted value (approximately 28 000 K). The results are considered to be satisfactory, given the substantial approximations made in the performance of the experiment and analysis of the data. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher American Association of Physics Teachers en_CA
dc.publisher American Institute of Physics
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14428
dc.rights Copyright 1986 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.The following article appeared in American Journal of Physics 54(9), 843-846. (1986) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14428
dc.subject.lcsh Sun -- Temperature
dc.subject.lcsh Physics -- Experiments
dc.subject.lcsh Physics -- Study and teaching
dc.title Solar temperature at 4 GHz: an undergraduate experiment en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
dcterms.bibliographicCitation American Journal of Physics 54(9), 843-846. (1986) en_CA


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Copyright 1986 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics.The following article appeared in American Journal of Physics 54(9), 843-846. (1986) and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14428
 
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