370(8): Extension of the Dumbbell Model by Co Author Horst Eckardt

This is an extension of the dumb bell model resulting in six simultaneous differential equations giving all the information about the dynamics of a dumbbell in orbit about a mass M. The axis of the dumbbell can be thought of as a diameter of the earth in orbit about the sun. The nutations and precessions of the axis can be linked to the Milankovitch cycles. This model can be extended to any number n of masses given the necessary computer power to solve 3n equations in 3n unknowns. It is clear why the Milankowitch cycles are intricate, and why weather patterns and climate patterns are also intricate.


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