Volume 113, Number 3, February 2016
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Geophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Published online||26 February 2016|
Predicting Mercury's precession using simple relativistic Newtonian dynamics
Jerusalem College of Technology - Jerusalem, Israel
Received: 31 January 2016
Accepted: 18 February 2016
We present a new simple relativistic model for planetary motion describing accurately the anomalous precession of the perihelion of Mercury and its origin. The model is based on transforming Newton's classical equation for planetary motion from absolute to real spacetime influenced by the gravitational potential and introducing the concept of influenced direction.
PACS: 95.30.Sf – Relativity and gravitation / 95.10.Eg – Orbit determination and improvement
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