Volume 116, Number 5, December 2016
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Geophysics, Astronomy and Astrophysics|
|Published online||23 January 2017|
Predicting the relativistic periastron advance of a binary without curving spacetime
Jerusalem College of Technology - Jerusalem, Israel
Received: 13 October 2016
Accepted: 5 January 2017
Relativistic Newtonian dynamics, the simple model used previously for predicting accurately the anomalous precession of Mercury, is now applied to predict the periastron advance of a binary. The classical treatment of a binary as a two-body problem is modified to account for the influence of the gravitational potential on spacetime. Without curving spacetime, the model predicts the identical equation for the relativistic periastron advance as the post-Newtonian approximation of the general relativity formalism thereby providing further substantiation of this model.
PACS: 95.30.Sf – Relativity and gravitation / 95.10.Eg – Orbit determination and improvement
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