Why does tidal force strectechs the Earth and creates two tidal bulges, like pulling on a rubber band, instead of pulling Earth and moon together?
Ahh. So Hicks does. So why that nonsense in chapter 1?Hicks does get into differential tidal forces in Chapter 5, which I think is very well explicitly defined and takes into account both lunar and solar tidal generating forces. That's why I lead the OP to this document.