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Solar System Sim for Mac

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Key Details of Solar System Sim

  • simulate gravitational N-body problem; interactive 3D
  • Last updated on June 29, 2015
  • There have been 3 updates
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Developer's Description

simulate gravitational N-body problem; interactive 3D
Solar System Sim simulates N-body problems in three dimensions and visualizes the solution in a compelling display. The simulation uses an attractive force between bodies which varies by the distance between them raised to a power of your choosing. The simulation also allows for a craft with thrusters, which you can use interactively or can set up with programmed delta v's, allowing design of gravitational assists and transfer orbits. The display can draw those bodies as mapped spheres and display them in real-time. The idea is to give a sense of "being there" within the constraints of the computing hardware. In addition, it can show the objects in red-cyan 3D, plot trails, give status information about the objects, and draw a star-filled background based on real data. This package also contains example files, including example gravitational assists and a "Voyager 2 Grand Tour".

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Full Specifications

May 22, 2006
Latest update
June 29, 2015
Operating System
Mac OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X 10.0, Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.2, Mac OS X 10.1, Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
Mac OS 9 or higher| orMac OS X 10.0 or higher| Universal Binary|
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