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ERIC Number: EJ1056929
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
How Tidal Forces Cause Ocean Tides in the Equilibrium Theory
Ng, Chiu-king
Physics Education, v50 n2 p159-164 Mar 2015
We analyse why it is erroneous to think that a tidal bulge is formed by pulling the water surface directly up by a local vertical tidal force. In fact, ocean tides are caused by the global effect of the horizontal components of the tidal forces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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