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Earth moon motions, distance etc.

  1. Jul 1, 2015 #1
    I think I quite understand what is happening with Earth and Moon. Losses of angular momentum due to tidal effects. But I would like to find some article or text where this is described mathematically. I guess using some lagrangian function or something like that and for example the result would be some function of a distance on a time. I didn't find anything more with calculations.

    Thank you, for your answers.
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  3. Jul 3, 2015 #2
    I think I found some papers of interest recently with a google scholar search on tidal friction and rate of increase of moon orbital radius.

    There is some stuff out there with increasing accuracy in the hydrodynamic models.
  4. Jul 6, 2015 #3
    Nice, could you give me some link or name?
    Thank you very much.
  5. Jul 6, 2015 #4
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