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I have a book that accurately tells me in advance the heights of all the tides in a year and the times.. and are accurate within reason (weather effects have a great deal to play in some areas). If you think we don't understand them at all.. how is this possible?
The bulge on the opposite side of the earth
nº1 bulge, due to lunar attraction, logically happens below the Moon
This answer is wrong. The bulge on the opposite side of the earth is caused by a centripetal force created by the earth's rotation, which is in effect trying to throw the oceans off into space.
In pdf linked in reply #23, I can see that Schutz also mentions only the different gravitatory pulls from the Moon … I repeat the question on my post #22:"If those three zones of the Earth experience only those gravitatory accelerations from the Moon, why ALL of them don´t cause a movement of the Earth towards the Moon? “ Tomorrow I´ll try to explain my “theory” of the centrifugal force used in my first post, which I consider necessary to have a correct explanation of the issue. I´m slow when typing in English, and have no time now. But just an analogy that I consider useful:Imaging an athlete of hammer trow speciality. He or she can´t keep verticality when throwing the hammer. It is necessary to lean a little backwards. Otherwise the hammer could not be rotated. Both the athlete and the hammer will rotate around an axis situated near the forward part of the athlete´s body.If the hair of the athlete is long and not fixed by some device, instead of keeping its normal downward direction due to its weight, it will move back and upwards … That cannot be due to anything similar to what stated by Schutz relative to tides: CENTRIFUGAL force is the cause.
If the Moon had been falling in towards the Earth from some far distance, at the moment it reached the present Earth-Moon distance, the tides would be the same as they would be for the Moon orbiting at that distance.
The relative motion of the Earth and Moon with respect to each other doesn't matter.
the resonances mentioned by you. It is the DAYLY Earth´s rotation about its own axis !!