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Topic: Gravity: Could be much orderly :-)
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Hauke Reddmann

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Gravity: Could be much orderly :-)
Posted: Mar 31, 2013 12:45 PM
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I played around with the "Gravity" Orbit Simulator at
TestTubeGames. When I set the force law to r instead of
1/r^2, everything became very orderly - even 3-body
systems looked periodic.
My brain hurts from easter egg searching and I can't
even solve d^2r/dt^2=GMr. :-) Surely there is a
publication somewhere that researches orbits under
different power laws? (This formula looks very as if
the bodies are tied with little springs :-)

Hauke Reddmann <:-EX8
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