Using Rspec In An Introductory Bright Star Spectroscopy Lab Activity

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David Sitar, Astronomy Laboratory Instructor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: The premise of this activity (developed under the Smoky Mountain STEM Initiative Research Grant) is that introductory astronomy students who participate in every aspect of spectroscopic analysis—from image capture to calibrated, curve-divided creation of graphs—will have a deeper understanding of the fundamental tools of spectroscopy. Being involved with an activity, completing it, and sharing results are active aids to learning.

Additional Information

Howe, J. and D. J. Sitar (2017). "Using RSpec in an introductory bright star spectroscopy lab activity." The Physics Teacher 56(1): 56-57. doi: 10.1119/1.5018698. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2018
RSpec, spectroscopy, physics lab activity

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