THE REALITY, NOW AND UNDERSTANDING

PLANETS.TXT

1 INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this program is to simulate the movement of different the planets around the Sun.
The following combinations are studied:
  1. Mercury around the Sun
  2. Mercury and Venus around the Sun
  3. Mercury and Earth around the Sun
  4. Mercury Venus and Earth around the Sun
  5. Mercury and all the planets except Pluto
  6. Galaxy Sun AND Mercury.

The following conditions (parameters) are studied:
  1. Virtual Planet concept
  2. The movement of the Sun through space.
  3. The speed of gravity propagation

The simulation is done assuming that all the planets move in one plane. The program PLANET3D takes into account that the plane of Mercury is tilted.

1.1 VIRTUAL PLANET

The results of the tests 2, 3 and 4 (discussed in the paragraphs 3, 4 and 5) show that the planet Mercury is influenced by all the planets. The problem is that this influence is highly "irregular" and takes many years to settle down.

The concept behind the virtual planet is to replace all the planets by one planet in such a way that the influence of this virtual planet is the same as all the planets.

The virtual planet is a planet which moves at the same distance as Venus The position of the virtual planet is such that the Sun, Mercury and this virtual planet are always in one line. That means Mercury is always in-between the Sun and the Virtual Planet. The mass of this planet is a function of the distance of Mercury and the Sun.

2 MERCURY AROUND THE SUN

2.1 VIRTUAL TEST 1A

The purpose of this simulation is to study the movement of the planet Mercury when Venus is replaced by a virtual planet.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 1
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 1
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

After one revolution of Mercury select ESC.

The display shows after one revolution that Mercury has a forward angle of 289.223 arc sec in one century.

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2.2 VIRTUAL TEST 1B

The purpose of this simulation is to study the movement of the planet Mercury when both Venus and Earth are replaced by a virtual planet.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 1
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 2
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

After one revolution of Mercury select ESC.

The display shows after one revolution that Mercury has a forward angle of 383.201 arc sec in one century.

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2.3 VIRTUAL TEST 1C

The purpose of this simulation is to study the movement of the planet MERCURY when:

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 1
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 3
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

After one revolution of Mercury select ESC.

The display shows after one revolution that Mercury has a forward angle of 549.540 arc sec in one century.

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2.4 VIRTUAL TEST 1D

The purpose of this simulation is to study the movement of the planet MERCURY when:

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 1
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 8 Speed of the Sun = 19.7 km/sec
Set 9 Angle of Sun (Phi) = 0 ,90, 180 and 270
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 3
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

After two revolutions of Mercury select ESC.

The following are the results of this test:

   Phi    counts       distance      density        angle
     0     75582       69674040      .205561         -383    
          151166       69674040      .205561         -383   

90 75573 69672316 .205606 549 151142 69666016 .205604 549 180 75583 69683192 .205697 1483 151168 69683192 .205697 1483

270 75592 69684918 .205652 550 151192 69691220 .205652 550

2.5 VIRTUAL TEST 1E

The same results are also displayed as a figure

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 1
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 1

Figure 1 shows:

one string of white dots
two strings of red dots.

The string of white dots represents the angle in arc sec in one century for phi between 0 and 360 in increments of 15 degrees
For phi between 55 and 305 the angle is positive i.e. a forward movement.

The maximum is at phi = 180 degrees.
For phi from 0 to 55 (and from 305 to 360) the angle is negative i.e. a backward movement.

The two strings of red dots represent the difference in distance after one and two revolutions of Mercury for phi between 0 and 360 in increments of 15 degrees.
For phi between 0 and 180 the distance becomes smaller. Maximum is at phi is 90.
For phi between 180 and 360 the distance becomes larger. Maximum is at phi is 270.

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2.6 VIRTUAL TEST 1F

The purpose of this simulation is to study the movement of the planet MERCURY when:

all the planets are replaced by one virtual planet.
the speed of gravity propagation is 12000000 km/sec
for different values of phi: 0, 90, 180 and 270
Sun has a speed of 19.7 km/sec

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 1
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 8 Speed of the Sun = 19.7 km/sec
Set 9 Angle of Sun (Phi) = 0 ,90, 180 and 270
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 3
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

After two revolutions of Mercury select ESC.

The following are the results of this test:

   Phi    counts       distance      density        angle
     0     75583       69678501      .205627          526    
          151167       69678501      .205627          526   

90 75583 69678458 .205628 549.5 151166 69678301 .205628 549.5 180 75583 69678730 .205631 572.8 151167 69678730 .205631 572.8

270 75583 69678773 .205630 549.5 151168 69678931 .205630 549.5

2.7 VIRTUAL TEST 1G

The results are also displayed as a figure

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 2
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 2

Figure 2 shows:

one string of white dots
two strings of red dots.

The string of white dots represents the angle in arc sec in one century for phi between 0 and 360 in increments of 15 degrees For all values of phi the angle is positive i.e. forward movement.

The two strings of red dots represent the difference in distance after one and two revolutions of Mercury for phi between 0 and 360 in increments of 15 degrees.

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2.8 MERCURY AND ONE VIRTUAL PLANET

Following are the results for forward movement of Mercury for delta time is 50 seconds:

Special          Planets            angle              eccentricity
condition                          arc seconds
   0                                  -.248             .205630
   1               Venus            209.041             .205629
   2            Venus Earth         384.014             .205629
   3                All             550.333             .205629

3 MERCURY AND VENUS

3.1 TEST 2A

The purpose of this simulation to see if and how the planet Venus influences the movement of the planet Mercury.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 2
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 6 delta time = 500 seconds
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The center of the display shows the position of the Sun (one dot)

Around the Sun are shown
The movement of Mercury (an ellipse)
The movement of Venus (a circle)

After each revolution the angle in arc seconds of the forward movement are displayed.

The result is the following:

3367, 1169, 321, 36, 636, 728 and 475.

3.2 TEST 2B

The purpose of this simulation to see if and how the planet Venus influences the movement of the planet Mercury but only when Mercury is at aphelion i.e. furthest distance from the Sun

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 2
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 6 delta time = 500 seconds
Set 10 display condition = -1 i.e. once each revolution of Mercury
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The following picture shows the position of Venus the Sun (S) and Mercury(M).

                                 21 (-.934)                                 
                        16 (-.766)        26 (-.801)                        
                  11 (-.245)                   3  (-.897)                   

6 (.8091) 8 (-.585)

1 (2.257) 13 (.1413)

24 (1.655) 18 (1.477)

19 (2.440) 23 (2.4711)

14 (1.212) SUN M 0 28 (1.38)

9 (0.004) 5 (2.036)

4 (-.524) 10 (.5891)

27 (-.357) 15 (-.299)

22 (-.632) 20 (-.616)

17 (-.678) 25 (-.677) 12 (-.6722) 2 (-.666) 7 (-.676)

Figure 2

In the above picture the position of Venus is shown for 28 revolutions of Mercury. Behind each position the forward angle * 1000 is shown.

Figure 2 shows that there are two areas (one around position 0 and one around position 1) that the forward angle is positive.
In two other areas (one around position 3 and one around position 17) the forward angle is slightly negative.

The area around position 0 shows the position of Venus when Venus and Mercury are close together (at the same time).

The area around position 1 shows the position of Venus when Venus and Mercury were close together at the beginning of the revolution of Mercury.

In the other areas Mercury and Venus are during one revolution of Mercury never close together.

In position 1, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13 and 14 the forward angle is positive.

In position 2, 3 and 4 the forward angle is negative.

3.3 TEST 2C

The results are also displayed in two figures:

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 23
From the Figure Selection Display
Select Figure 23

This display has the same layout as figure 2.

May be what you see goes to quick ? Repeat the same test but change the wait time to 1 second.

3.4 TEST 2D

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 4
Select test 7 Subtest 24
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 4 (& 24)

The display more or less looks like:


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     y     y        y                             .      x            
               y        y   y        y    y       .  x   y     y     y
        y   y                   y             y   y                   
                                               x  .                   
                                          x       .                   
  y                                  x            .                   
                                x                 .                   
                             x                    .                   
                          x                       .                   
                       x                          .                   
                    x                             .                   
                x                                 .                   
            x                                     .                   
          x                                       .                   
      x                                           .                   
   x                                              .                   
                                                  .                   
                                                 t=100 years          

Figure 1

Horizontal represents the time Vertical represents the angle a of Mercury

The display consists of four values:
  1. A yellow line - this line is indicated by the letter x
  2. Red dots around the yellow line
  3. A purple line - this line is indicated by the letter y
  4. White dots around the purple line

The position were the two lines meet, indicate one century.

The value for the forward movement of Mercury influenced by Venus in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 50 seconds is between 289.809 and 290.0753
for delta time of 100 seconds is between 289.0028 and 289.2692
for delta time of 400 seconds is between 272.8768 and 273.1433

This means if you want to do an accurate simulation delta time has to be at least 100 seconds or less.

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4 MERCURY AND EARTH

4.1 TEST 3A

The purpose of this simulation to see how the planet Earth influences the movement of the planet Mercury.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 3
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 6 delta time = 500 seconds
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The center of the display shows the position of the Sun (one dot)

Around the Sun are shown

The movement of Mercury (an ellipse)
The movement of Earth (a circle)

After each revolution the angle in arc seconds of the forward movement are displayed.

The result is the following:

465, 137, 28, 191, 165, 117 and 76.

4.2 TEST 3B

The result of the simulation can the best studied from figure 5 and 25.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 5
Select test 7 Subtest 25
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 5 (& 25)

The value for the forward movement of Mercury influenced by Venus and the Earth in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds is between 92.9 and 92.974
for delta time of 400 seconds is between 76.7691 and 76.843

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5 MERCURY VENUS AND EARTH

5.1 TEST 4

The purpose of this simulation to see if and how the planet Venus and the Earth influences the movement of the planet Mercury.

The result of the simulation can the best studied from figure 6 and 26.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 6
Select test 7 Subtest 26
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 6 (& 26)

The value for the forward movement of Mercury influenced by Venus and the Earth in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds is between 383.0535 and 383.2555
for delta time of 400 seconds is between 366.926 and 367.1281

This result shows that the forward movement of Mercury influenced by Venus and the Earth is equal to the sum of Mercury influenced by Venus (par 3) and Mercury influenced by the Earth (par 4) i.e. 290 + 93 = 383

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6 MERCURY AND ALL THE PLANETS EXCEPT 3 OUTER PLANETS

6.1 TEST 5

The purpose of this simulation to see if and how the planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn influences the movement of the planet Mercury.

The influence of the three outer planets is very small. See also the program SUNRAD test 5.

The result of the simulation can the best studied from figure 7 and 27.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 7
Select test 7 Subtest 27
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 7 (& 27)

The value for the forward movement of Mercury influenced by Venus, Earth Mars, Jupiter and Saturn in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds is between 548.7273 and 549.3405
for delta time of 400 seconds is between 532.5936 and 533.2071

Accordingly to (See Literature 7 page 198) this value should be 531 arc seconds in one century.

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6.2 MERCURY IN MANY CENTURIES WITH VENUS * 1.9

In this section in 2 tests the movement of Mercury is simulated.

In both tests the influence of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn is simulated by making Venus 1.9 times as heavy.

In test 1 the initial distance is 69680000 km and c = 300000 km/sec This is the same conditions as figure 5 of the program Mercury.
In test 2 the initial distance is 90000000 km and c = 12000000 km/sec. This is the same conditions as figure 13 of the program Mercury.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 29
From the Parameter Selection display
Set 4 wait time in seconds = 1

The following table shows the results

Program PLANETS (Sun & 2 planets)            Program MERCURY (virtual planet)
  rev  distance   angle1  angle2  time        distance     angle1   angle2
    0  69678618                                      
 2000  69465718    1.94    1465    478        69470796     1.94      1466
 4000  68831603    3.87    1465    952        68836844     3.87      1465.6
 6000  67797640    5.76    1463   1417        67801365     5.76      1464.1
 8000  66393539    7.58    1459   1871.1      66395780     7.60      1462.6
50000  19301578   28.95    1532   6804.6      18956047    29.21      1554

rev = revolutions of Mercury. distance in km angle 1 is in degrees. angle 2 in arc sec in one century. time in years

Time of 1 revolution

PLANETS: 14672.2 years
MERCURY: 14552.8 years

The above results show that the influence of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn initially can be simulated by making Venus 1.9 times as heavy, but becomes less accurate for shorter distances from the Sun.

In test 2 the influence of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn is simulated by making Venus 1.9 times as heavy (i.e. identical as test 1) but now compared with the same conditions as figure 13 of the program Mercury. In figure 13 the initial distance is 90000000 km and c = 12000000 km/sec.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 33
From the Parameter Selection display
Set 4 wait time in seconds = 1

The following table compares the results

Program PLANETS (Sun & 2 planets)            Program MERCURY (virtual planet)
 rev  distance   angle1  angle2   time       distance     angle1   angle2
   0  90024773                               90024921       
1000  90008991    1.75    1795.9   478       90022658     1.28      1315.7
2000  90000990    3.50    1793.5   952       90015830     2.57      1315.7
3000  89981839    5.22    1782    1417       90004445     3.85      1315.3
4000  89963340    6.99    1791    1646       89988514     5.13      1314.9

The above results show that the concept to simulate the influence of the planets Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn, by making Venus 1.9 times as heavy, is not accurate and that a more complex model is required (assuming that the virtual planet concept is correct, which is the subject of the next test)

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6.3 MERCURY IN MANY CENTURIES WITH 5 PLANETS

In this section in 2 tests the movement of Mercury is simulated.

In both tests the influence of the planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn is simulated.

In test 1 the initial distance is 69680000 km and c = 300000 km/sec
This is the same conditions as figure 5 of the program Mercury.
In test 2 the initial distance is 90000000 km and c = 12000000 km/sec.
This is the same conditions as figure 13 of the program Mercury.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 30
From the Parameter Selection display
Set 4 wait time in seconds = 1

The following table shows the results

Program PLANETS (Sun & 6 planets)            Program MERCURY (virtual planet)
  rev  distance   angle1  angle2  time        distance     angle1   angle2
    0  69678618                                      
 2000  69465840    1.944   1464.1  478.2      69470796     1.94      1466
 4000  68832036    3.87    1465    952.2      68836844     3.87      1465.6
 6000  67796662    5.76    1463   1417.8      67801365     5.76      1464.1
 8000  66391178    7.60    1462.7 1871.1      66395780     7.60      1462.6
50000  19007090   29.20    1552   6772.3      18956047    29.21      1554

rev = revolutions of Mercury. distance in km
angle 1 is in degrees. angle 2 in arc sec in one century. time in years

Time of 1 revolution

PLANETS: 14568 years
MERCURY: 14552.8 years

The results of both tests are almost identical!

In test 2 the influence of the planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn is simulated but now compared with the same conditions as figure 13 of the program Mercury. In figure 13 the initial distance is 90000000 km and c = 12000000 km/sec.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 34
From the Parameter Selection display
Set 4 wait time in seconds = 1

The following table compares the results

Program PLANETS (Sun and 6 planets)          Program MERCURY (virtual planet)
 rev  distance   angle1  angle2  time        distance     angle1   angle2
   0  90024773                               90024921
 200  90016834     .24    1237    70.3       90024833      .26      1315
 400  90016553     .53    1369   140.7       90024564      .51      1315
 600  90021916     .78    1327   211         90024111      .77      1315
 800  90014065    1.02    1315   281.4       90023476     1.03      1315
1000  90013902    1.32    1352   351.7       90022658     1.28      1315
1200  90018306    1.55    1328   422.1       90021657     1.54      1315
1400  90011024    1.82    1334   492.4       90020474     1.79      1315
1600  90012626    2.11    1349   562.8       90019109     2.05      1315
1800  90012179    2.32    1324   633.1       90017561     2.31      1315
2000  90007531    2.63    1347   703.5       90015830     2.57      1315
2200  90006682    2.84    1325   773.8       90013917     2.82      1315
2400  90003159    3.14    1341   844.1       90011812     3.08      1315
2600  90002539    3.38    1330   914.5       90009545     3.34      1315
2800  89997421    3.68    1346   984.8       90007086     3.59      1315
3000  89993097    3.89    1330  1055.1       90004445     3.85      1315

rev = revolutions of Mercury. distance in km angle 1 is in degrees. angle 2 in arc sec in one century. time in years

The results are almost identical meaning that the virtual planet concept is a very good (and practical) substitute for 5 planets Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.

The big improvement is speed of the simulation.
One revolution of Mercury with program (delta time = 400):

        PLANETS with Venus * 1.9    takes about 10 seconds. 
        PLANETS with 5 planets      takes about 50 seconds. 
        MERCURY with virtual planet takes about 4 seconds. 

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7 OUR GALAXY, THE SUN AND MERCURY

7.1 TEST 6A

This simulation is to demonstrate the movement of Mercury when:

the speed of the galaxy = 0
speed of gravity propagation is 300000 km/sec

The Sun moves around in our Galaxy in one big circle.

The following figure shows the position of the Sun (S) and the planet Mercury (M) at four positions:

        a: phi = 90
        B: phi = 180 (Sun moves away from M)
        c: phi = 270
        D: phi = 0   (Sun moves towards M)

^ <--S M . B (phi = 180). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ^ ^ ^ S M G--> v S M C (phi = 270) A (phi = 90) V . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ^ S--> M D (phi = 0) Figure 3

G = Center of Galaxy Mass = 110000000000 * Mass of Sun S = Sun Distance S - G is 25000 light years. M = MERCURY v = speed of the Galaxy.

For this configuration the speed of S is 249.091 km/sec.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 6
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 5 Speed of gravity propagation = 300000 km/sec
Set 8 Speed of the Sun = 0 km/sec
Set 9 Angle of Sun (Phi) = 0 ,90, 180 and 270
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 3
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The following are the results of this test:

       phi    count      distance     density      angle
        0      75734     69678608     .204106      -11105
              151470     69678590     .204106      -11105

90 75519 69598990 .205341 581.4 150914 69519468 .205313 580.5 180 75432 69678613 .207151 12489 150865 69678598 .207151 12489 270 75646 69758344 .205917 585.9 151422 69838176 .205945 586.6

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7.2 TEST 6B

This simulation is to demonstrate the movement of Mercury when:

the speed of the galaxy = 229 km/sec
speed of gravity propagation is 300000 km/sec

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 6
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 5 Speed of gravity propagation = 300000 km/sec
Set 8 Speed of the Sun = 229 km/sec
Set 9 Angle of Sun (Phi) = 0 ,90, 180 and 270
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 3
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The following are the results of this test:

       phi    count      distance     density      angle
        0      75874     69678592     .202705      -21568
              151750     69678529     .202705      -21567

90 75659 69599599 .20394 -10151 151194 69520675 .20391 -10159 180 75571 69678616 .20575 1502 151143 69678616 .20575 1502 270 75785 69757720 .20451 -10131 151699 69836918 .20454 -10123

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7.3 TEST 6C

This simulation is to demonstrate the movement of Mercury when:

the speed of the Galaxy = 229 km/sec
speed of gravity propagation is 12000000 km/sec

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display:
Select test 6
From the Parameter Selection Display:
Set 5 Speed of gravity propagation = 12000000 km/sec
Set 8 Speed of the Sun = 229 km/sec
Set 9 Angle of Sun (Phi) = 0 ,90, 180 and 270
Set 14 Virtual Planet Condition = 3
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The following are the results of this test:

       phi    count      distance     density      angle
        0      75590     69678616     .205556       -16.226
              151181     69678615     .205556       -16.213

90 75585 69676624 .205587 278.45 151168 69674633 .205586 278.406 180 75582 69678616 .205632 573.322 151166 69678616 .205632 573.316 270 75588 69680607 .205601 278.545 151180 69682599 .205602 278.566

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7.4 TEST 6D

This simulation is to demonstrate the movement of Mercury when:

the speed of the galaxy = 229 km/sec
speed of gravity propagation is 12000000 km/sec
for many centuries.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display
Select test 7 Subtest 22
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 22

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8 OPERATION

In order to simulate the different conditions the parameter selection display is used

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8.1 PARAMETER SELECTION DISPLAY

From the Parameter Selection Display the following parameters can be changed:

        0 = Select test display

1 = Set standard parameters.

2 = Screen mode. Valid values are 7,8,9 and 12. Standard value = 9 3 = Directory name. Standard name is C:\NOW\FIG

4 = Wait time in second. Physical wait time between each simulation cycle. Standard value = 0 5 = Speed of gravity propagation. Standard value is 300000 km/sec

6 = Delta time in seconds between each calculation cycle. Standard value is 100

7 = Eccentricity of Mercury. Standard value = 0.20563

8 = Speed of Sun. Standard value = 0

9 = Angle Phi of Sun in degrees. Standard value = 0

10 = Display condition. -1 means once each revolution of Mercury x means after each x calculation cycles

11 = Save condition 0 means no file save 1 means file save of results

12 = End Condition -1 no end x means after x revolutions of Mercury

13 = Sub Test. Sub test are used to select a specific command file 0 = no sub test 1 = Test for phi from 0 to 360. c = 300000. v = 0,10 and 20 4 = Test with Mercury and Venus 5 = Test with Mercury, Venus and Earth. 6 = Test with Mercury and all the planets except Pluto. 7 = Test for phi from 0 to 360. c = 12000000. v = 19.7 10: phi = 180, v = 200 11: phi = 170, v = 200 12: phi = 190, v = 200 13: phi = 180, v = 200 14: phi = 0 , v = 200 15: phi = 180, v = 50 16: phi = 180, v = 400 17: phi = 180, v = 19.7

14 = Virtual Planets Condition 0 = no special condition with Mercury simulation 1 = Mercury simulation with virtual planet for Venus 2 = Mercury simulation with virtual planet for Venus and Earth 3 = Mercury simulation with virtual planet for all planets

15 = # of calculation cycles saved. Standard value = 0 0 = No calculation values saved.