Reproducing Eratosthenes' determination of Earth's circumference on a smaller scale

Seiji Takemae, Peter Kirwin, Gordon McIntosh

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    Abstract

    In this paper, we describe a lab activity for measuring a spherical balloon's circumference. The procedure we discuss is based on the method used by Eratosthenes to measure the Earth's circumference.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)222-223
    Number of pages2
    JournalPhysics Teacher
    Volume51
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Apr 2013

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