In this illustrated problem set, students use the mathematical constant pi to solve real-world science and engineering problems related to craters on Mars, a total solar eclipse, a daring orbit about Saturn, and the search for habitable worlds.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to find out how long it takes a Mars orbiter to make one revolution around the Red Planet.
In this illustrated math challenge, students use the mathematical constant pi to calculate how long it will take an Earth satellite to image the entire planet.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi to find out how far the Juno spacecraft travels in its highly eccentric orbit about Jupiter.
How much does a spacecraft need to slow down to get into orbit around Jupiter? Students use the mathematical constant pi to find the answer in this illustrated math problem.
In this illustrated math problem, students use the mathematical constant pi and Kepler's third law to find out when a Saturn orbiter will make its mission-ending plunge into the ringed planet.