## THE REALITY, NOW AND UNDERSTANDING

### PLANET3D.TXT

#### 1 INTRODUCTION

The purpose of this program is to simulate the movement of the planets around the Sun in 3 dimensions i.e. in x, y and z coordinates.

The program is identical as PLANETS except that the z coordinate is included. The program PLANETS is 2 dimensional i.e. only x and y coordinates are included.

For the z coordinate only the angle of the plane in which Mercury moves with the other planets is considered.

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

#### 2 DESCRIPTION

The purpose of program PLANET3D is to simulate the movement of different objects in space in different conditions and in three dimensions i.e. including the x, y and z coordinates.
The different objects simulated includes at least Sun and Mercury. In test 5 the whole galaxy is considered one object.

#### 2.1 MERCURY TEST 1

No specific tests were done in 3D

#### 3.1 TEST 2A

The purpose of this test is to simulate the movement of the planets Mercury and Venus around 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
From the Test Selection Display
Select S (Start)

The Simulation Test Display consists of three parts:

The top part shows the values of some fixed and some variable parameters. The centre part shows the position of Sun, Mercury and Venus. The bottom part shows the values of some variable parameters.

The centre part shows: In the middle the position of the Sun. To the right of the Sun the planet Mercury The third dot is the planet Venus. After each revolution a new dot is shown. After many revolutions this becomes a circle.

The bottom part consists of five lines.

The first line shows the following parameters:
Calculation cycle counter.
Time in seconds = Calculation cycle counter * delta time = t
Distance between Sun and Mercury at t
Maximum distance between Sun and Mercury
The lines two three and four shows the angle of Mercury (3 values) at :
t, t - delta time and t - 2*delta time
The angle of Mercury is shown in:
arc since start of simulation,
in arc seconds since start of simulation and
in arc seconds after one century.
Line five shows the angle of Mercury (3 values) at maximum distance.

The simulation shows that the angle of Mercury in one century moves forward. In the beginning this value is highly irregular but slowly it becomes more stable.

#### 3.2 TEST 2B

In order to see the results from test 2a immediate perform the following:

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display

Select test 8 Subtest 4
Select test 8 Subtest 24
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 4 (& 24)

The value for the forward movement of Mercury after 420 revolutions, influenced by Venus in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds in between 284.65 and 284.9123

The time of the simulation for delta time of 100 seconds is approximate 420 * 2.3 minutes = 966 minutes = 16 hours.

#### 4 MERCURY AND EARTH TEST 3

The purpose of this test is to simulate the movement of the planets Mercury and Earth around the Sun.

The simulation shows that the angle of Mercury in one century moves forward. In the beginning this value is highly irregular but slowly it becomes more stable.

The value for the forward movement of Mercury after 420 revolutions, influenced by Earth in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds in between 97.23797 and 97.31303

#### 5 MERCURY, VENUS AND EARTH TEST 4

The purpose of this test is to simulate the movement of the planets Mercury Venus and Earth around the Sun.

The simulation shows that the angle of Mercury in one century moves forward. In the beginning this value is highly irregular but slowly it becomes more stable.

The value for the forward movement of Mercury after 420 revolutions, influenced by Earth in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds in between 383.113 and 383.3101

The time of the simulation for delta time of 100 seconds is approximate 420 * 3.7 minutes = 1554 minutes = 26 hours.

#### 6.1 TEST 5

The purpose of this test is to simulate the movement of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn around the Sun. The influence of the three other planets is very small.

Now perform the program: PLANETS.EXE
From the Test Selection Display

Select test 8 Subtest 7
Select test 8 Subtest 27
From the Figure Selection Display
Select figure 7 (& 27)

The value for the forward movement of Mercury after 420 revolutions, influenced by Earth in arc seconds in one century is:

for delta time of 100 seconds in between 562.061 and 562.7127

The time of the simulation for delta time of 100 seconds is approximate 420 * 11 minutes = 4620 minutes = 77 hours.

#### 7 OUR GALAXY, SUN AND MERCURY TEST 6

No specific tests were done in 3D

#### 8 OPERATION

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

#### 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 calculation
cycle. Standard value = 0
5 = Speed of Light (Gravity propagation). Standard value is 300000

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
4 = Test with Mercury and Venus
5 = Test with Mercury and Earth
6 = Test with Mercury, Venus and Earth.
7 = Test with Mercury and all the planets except Pluto.

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.

16 = Angle of plane of planet Mercury. Standard value = 7 degrees
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