Tides - MARS 1010 Tides Review/Objectives (Read Chapter 11...

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MARS 1010 – Tides Review/Objectives (Read Chapter 11 in Sverdrup and Armbrust) 1. How do the moon, sun, and Earth interact to produce tides? What is the equilibrium theory of tides? Why does the moon have a greater impact than the sun on Earth’s tidal cycle? The equilibrium theory- the tides are studied as mathematically ideal wave forms behaving uniformly in response to the laws of physics. It is used to explain the tides as balance between gravitational and centrifugal. Ideally, there would be no continents and only water. In the spot directly under the moon, there would be a bulge of water as well as a bulge of water directly on the other side. The moon has greater affect on earth’s water because it is closer to earth. o The sun’s effect is less than half that of the moons and the tidal with respect to the sun is twenty four hours. Because the tidal force of the moon is greater than that of the sun, the tidal day is still considered to be twenty four hours and fifty minutes. 2. If it were a deep-water wave, what would you predict the wave speed of a tide to
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This homework help was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course MARS 1010L taught by Professor Jager during the Fall '07 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Tides - MARS 1010 Tides Review/Objectives (Read Chapter 11...

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