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by FleetFoot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Gravity Simulator
Topic: Simulating a solar sail
Replies: 2
Views: 5786

Re: Simulating a solar sail

TTG: Force ~ -1/r^2 + Force_sail. Yes, the sail force depends on r^-2 but also on the sail area and the angle of incidence of the light on the sail. TTG: ... you're limited by the fact that all object push on each other with the same force law. So if you added other planets, everything would be gett...
by FleetFoot
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Gravity Simulator
Topic: Simulating a solar sail
Replies: 2
Views: 5786

Simulating a solar sail

I'm completely new to this site and a search of the forum didn't turn up anything on this topic, my apologies if I've missed a previous answer. I'd like to simulate the motion of a body with a small mass but also being pulled by a solar sail, i.e. subject to gravity but also with an additional force...