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Why Is There a Tidal Bulge Opposite the Moon?

Demonstrate and calculate the reasons for tidal bulges of water on both hemispheres of Earth, due to the Moon.

Grade Level: High School (9-12)
Curriculum Topic Benchmarks: M5.4.4, M5.4.16, M8.3.1, M8.3.3, M8.3.4, M8.3.5, M8.3.9, M8.3.11, M8.3.12, M8.4.16, M9.3.1, M9.4.7, S12.3.7, S12.4.6, S12.4.7, S13.3.2, S13.4.6, S14.3.2, S14.3.4, S14.4.2
Subject Keywords: tide, gravitation, Newton, solid earth tides, ocean tides

Author(s): Stephen J. Edberg
PUMAS ID: 01_25_11_1
Date Received: 2011-01-25
Date Revised: 2011-05-04
Date Accepted: 2011-05-04

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