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What is the relationship between tidal forces and the rate of rotational braking down to a tidal lock?
T is a tidal braking time (in billions of years) of the satellite, from starting rotation period p0
(days) to final p (days),
a - semimajor axis in AU,
j - inertia moment of the satellite (typical is 0.3 - 0.4),
Q/k is a tidal dissipation speed, it is known for Earth (500) and Mars (700).
If you want to calculate full tidal synchronization time, set p = orbital period.
Along the same lines, what is the relation between ocean tidal height and tidal force, linear, root, or square?
h is the tidal wave height in open water,
is the tidal wave height on Earth (30 cm),
a in AU.