P2_1 A PREMium Model

Conan Murgatroyd, Dan Mott, Charlie Kinsman, James Stinton


This paper verifies that the radial density equations outlined in the Preliminary Reference Earth Model (PREM) are accurate by using them to calculate a value of 5.9728×10(24) kg for the mass of the Earth. This was found to be only 0.007% different from the known value of the Earth’s mass.

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