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Homework Help: Tides homework problem

  1. Mar 12, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Hello, I am a French teacher who teaches physics in English. I've proposed to my pupils this work about the tides.http://vfsilesieux.free.fr/2deeuro/Thetides.html" [Broken]
    I would very much enjoy any kind of correction (vocabulary, grammar, ideas) to improve the quality of this work (questions + corrections).
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    3. The attempt at a solution

    It would certainly benefit from the inspection of a native English scientific eye.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 4, 2017
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  3. Mar 12, 2010 #2


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    Re: Tides


    i am a native English speaker, and I read over your link on the tides. I found it to be almost perfect, and had difficulty suggesting any improvements. The only thing i could find (and this is a very minor point), is that I would typically not use the verb "to stand" in the way you used it in the description of the inverse square law. I would just say, "if an object is two times closer to the moon, it will experience a gravitational force one-fourth as large. However, there is nothing wrong with it the way you wrote it, and I had no trouble understanding it.
  4. Mar 2, 2011 #3
    Re: Tides

    Thank you
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