The planetary orbit in Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ is random and chaotic, but could it exist?
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The planetary orbit in Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ is random and chaotic, but could it exist?
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The planetary orbit in Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ is random and chaotic, but could it exist?
Published: April 25, 2024 4:41pm EDT
Peter Watson, Carleton University
Note: The following article contains spoilers about the Netflix series “3 Body Problem.”
I first encountered the threebody problem 60 years ago, in a short story called “Placet is a Crazy Place” by American science fiction writer Frederic Brown.
In Brown’s story, Placet is a planet in a figureofeight orbit around two stars, one of which is composed of ordinary matter, the other of antimatter. The closeness of the two stars cause time and space to become wonderfully distorted so that Placet can eclipse itself. But, intriguingly, the orbit is assumed to be stable and predictable.
Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin’s epic trilogy, Rememberance of Earth’s Past, returns to imagining what could happen when three celestial bodies are in orbit around each other. The first instalment, The ThreeBody Problem, has been adapted into a series by Netflix.
Unpredictable systems
In 3 Body Problem the challenge is that the orbits cause the climate to flip with essentially no warning. This is characteristic of a different kind of situation, a socalled stochastic problem.
A classic example is a drunk trying to navigate his way to the door, when every step is followed by another in a random direction. You cannot predict where the next step will take him, but you can say that he will eventually reach the door. It is a little bit scary that such systems are at the heart of our civilization, as demonstrated by the gyrations of the stock market. But stars — and the climate they produce — are not stochastic.
The fictional Alpha Centauri that the Trisolarians inhabit represents a chaotic system, predictable accurately in the short term but unpredictable over thousands of years. But it would be much simpler for them to predict it than to invade Earth. As with a lot of science fiction, enjoy it for the fiction and not the science.
https://theconversation.com/theplanetaryorbitinnetflixs3bodyproblemisrandomandchaoticbutcoulditexist226672
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The planetary orbit in Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ is random and chaotic, but could it exist?
Published: April 25, 2024 4:41pm EDT
Peter Watson, Carleton University
Note: The following article contains spoilers about the Netflix series “3 Body Problem.”
I first encountered the threebody problem 60 years ago, in a short story called “Placet is a Crazy Place” by American science fiction writer Frederic Brown.
In Brown’s story, Placet is a planet in a figureofeight orbit around two stars, one of which is composed of ordinary matter, the other of antimatter. The closeness of the two stars cause time and space to become wonderfully distorted so that Placet can eclipse itself. But, intriguingly, the orbit is assumed to be stable and predictable.
Chinese science fiction writer Liu Cixin’s epic trilogy, Rememberance of Earth’s Past, returns to imagining what could happen when three celestial bodies are in orbit around each other. The first instalment, The ThreeBody Problem, has been adapted into a series by Netflix.
Unpredictable systems
In 3 Body Problem the challenge is that the orbits cause the climate to flip with essentially no warning. This is characteristic of a different kind of situation, a socalled stochastic problem.
A classic example is a drunk trying to navigate his way to the door, when every step is followed by another in a random direction. You cannot predict where the next step will take him, but you can say that he will eventually reach the door. It is a little bit scary that such systems are at the heart of our civilization, as demonstrated by the gyrations of the stock market. But stars — and the climate they produce — are not stochastic.
The fictional Alpha Centauri that the Trisolarians inhabit represents a chaotic system, predictable accurately in the short term but unpredictable over thousands of years. But it would be much simpler for them to predict it than to invade Earth. As with a lot of science fiction, enjoy it for the fiction and not the science.
https://theconversation.com/theplanetaryorbitinnetflixs3bodyproblemisrandomandchaoticbutcoulditexist226672
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Re: The planetary orbit in Netflix’s ‘3 Body Problem’ is random and chaotic, but could it exist?
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Cr6, I received and read the book as a family gift shortly after it came out; and I recently viewed the series. I've learned to not be critical of preposterous ideas in science fiction like the Trisolarian's three proton sized supercomputers used to monitor everyone and everything on Earth and the solar system, which are later used to destroy almost the entire Earth/Sol fleet.
With respect to 'random and chaotic orbits', I’d considered the 3body problem long before I read the book. I'd accepted the Mainstream's explanation at the time.
Since then, Miles has thoroughly explained (see Bode's Law) that the 3body problem is a result of a gravityonly orbital theory. When both the charge field and gravity are present, there are no such random and chaotic 3body problem systems. The charge field imposes order on the system.
http://milesmathis.com/updates.html
NEW PAPER, added 4/13/21, The 3body Problem Refudged. http://milesmathis.com/3BODY.pdf More misdirection from Israel.
NEW PAPER 1/26/2011. How the Charge Field causes Lagrange Points. http://milesmathis.com/lagrange2.html I run unified field equations on the threebody problem showing that current math is a big push.
http://milesmathis.com/index.html
157. Bode's Law http://milesmathis.com/bode.html A complete explanation of and correction to Bode's Law. 19pp.
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Cr6, I received and read the book as a family gift shortly after it came out; and I recently viewed the series. I've learned to not be critical of preposterous ideas in science fiction like the Trisolarian's three proton sized supercomputers used to monitor everyone and everything on Earth and the solar system, which are later used to destroy almost the entire Earth/Sol fleet.
With respect to 'random and chaotic orbits', I’d considered the 3body problem long before I read the book. I'd accepted the Mainstream's explanation at the time.
Since then, Miles has thoroughly explained (see Bode's Law) that the 3body problem is a result of a gravityonly orbital theory. When both the charge field and gravity are present, there are no such random and chaotic 3body problem systems. The charge field imposes order on the system.
http://milesmathis.com/updates.html
NEW PAPER, added 4/13/21, The 3body Problem Refudged. http://milesmathis.com/3BODY.pdf More misdirection from Israel.
NEW PAPER 1/26/2011. How the Charge Field causes Lagrange Points. http://milesmathis.com/lagrange2.html I run unified field equations on the threebody problem showing that current math is a big push.
http://milesmathis.com/index.html
157. Bode's Law http://milesmathis.com/bode.html A complete explanation of and correction to Bode's Law. 19pp.
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