Tidal synchronization of close-in satellites and exoplanets. A rheophysical approach

  title={Tidal synchronization of close-in satellites and exoplanets. A rheophysical approach},
  author={S. Ferraz-Mello},
  journal={Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy},
  • S. Ferraz-Mello
  • Published 2013
  • Physics
  • Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy
  • This paper presents a new theory of the dynamical tides of celestial bodies. It is founded on a Newtonian creep instead of the classical delaying approach of the standard viscoelastic theories and the results of the theory derive mainly from the solution of a non-homogeneous ordinary differential equation. Lags appear in the solution but as quantities determined from the solution of the equation and are not arbitrary external quantities plugged in an elastic model. The resulting lags of the… CONTINUE READING
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