The calculation of the astronomical unit can be very difficult depending on the calculation methodology chosen.
We decided to propose to our readers a file writen by Mr Arkan Simaan
for the Physics Education journal http://www.iop.org/journals/physed
and a file written by Mr Robin Catchpole
for the same journal.
Physicist and author of the book " Venus in front of the sun"
Arkan Simaan is a Physics teacher in a Parisian
school. Arkan Simaan supported actively Venus2004.org during its action to calculate the astronomical unit.
The article proposed by Arkan Simaan has been written for the Physics Education journal http://www.iop.org/journals/physed
Arkan Simaan, Crédits: Futura-Sciences
Click on the link below to download the file written by Arkan Simaan for the Physics Education journal:
Robin Catchpole is currently Senior Astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. He joined the RGO after graduating in 1966 and was posted to observatories in South Africa, returning to the UK in 1991. He has written many research papers and given numerous popular lectures and interviews.
Robin Catchpole, credits: Physics Education
Click on the link below to download the file written by Robin Catchpole for the Physics Education journal:
We would like to thank the Physics Education journal, Mr Arkan Simaan and Mr Robin Catchpole for their contribution to this file.
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