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Thread: Question about orbital dynamics...torque? r-cubed?

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    Question about orbital dynamics...torque? r-cubed?

    Hi -
    Could someone please explain when and where we use a distance-cubed equation in orbital dynamics?
    It may have something to do with Torque. I came across it in another thread. Thanks.

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    Tidal force varies inversely with r-cubed. That in turn feeds into tidal torque.

    Grant Hutchison

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