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An Extended Newtonian Theory for Gravitational Bound Systems

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1102678, PP. 1-6

Subject Areas: Applied Physics, Special Theory of Relativity, Modern Physics, Classical Physics, Theoretical Physics

Keywords: Celestial Mechanics, Newtonian Gravitation, Newton’s 2nd Law, Theory of Relativity, Perihelion Precession, Cosmology

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A physical fundament was derived to support the empirical correction to the balance between the force given by Newton 2nd law and Newton gravitation introduced previously by the author to account for the perihelion precession of Mercury. An equation was obtained that coincided in sign and magnitude with the Einstein perihelion shift when the 3rd law of Kepler was used to express the orbital period in term of the semi-major axis and the same level of accuracy was demanded. Other more accurate equations for the intrinsic perihelion shift were obtained that resulted in a relative deviation of about 1% or less.

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Quintero-Leyva, B. (2016). An Extended Newtonian Theory for Gravitational Bound Systems. Open Access Library Journal, 3, e2678. doi:


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