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Tides: A Tutorial

  • Tadashi TokiedaEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 861)

Abstract

These notes, from a course I gave at a CNRS school in Cargèse in March 2009, have the aim of quickly letting non-experts pick up a physical intuition and a sense of orders of magnitude in the theory of tides. ‘Tides’ include ocean tides as well as tidal effects in astronomy. The theory is illustrated by a variety of back-of-the-envelope problems, some of them surprising, all of them simple.

Keywords

Black Hole High Tide Legendre Polynomial Tidal Effect Ocean Tide 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trinity HallCambridgeEngland

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