Processcycledonation and n-Body-problem

Mikael Johansson (
Fri, 19 Sep 1997 06:56:30 PDT

I've had a discussion with my maths-teacher about a gravityproblem in
association with the n-body-problem, and my question is this:

The n-body-problem is unsolvable due to the gigantic computing powers it
would take just for three interacting bodys, right?

When we now, as the Bovine has shown, can use an almost infinite amount
of computer power, with a distributed computing system, over the
internet; wouldn't then that be a solution to the n-body-problem?
Wouldn't this system be enough to run a simulation of the solar system?
If not now, wouldn't it in a few years?

Mikael Johansson

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