The history of the lunar orbit

@inproceedings{Goldreich1966TheHO,
  title={The history of the lunar orbit},
  author={P. Goldreich},
  year={1966}
}
  • P. Goldreich
  • Published 1966
  • Geology
  • A method of calculating the past states of the earth-moon system is developed. The method is based on the existence of three distinct time scales for dynamical change. The short time scale is determined by the revolution periods of the sun and moon about the earth or, equivalently, by the year and current month. The intermediate time scale is set by the precessional motions of the lunar orbit plane and the earth's equator plane. The rate at which tidal friction alters the state of the earth… CONTINUE READING
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