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Theoretical frameworks for testing relativistic gravity. V - Post-Newtonian limit of Rosen's theoryThe post-Newtonian limit of Rosen's theory of gravity is evaluated and is shown to be identical to that of general relativity, except for the post-Newtonian parameter alpha sub 2 (which is related to the difference in propagation speeds for gravitational and electromagnetic waves). Both the value of alpha sub 2 and the value of the Newtonian gravitational constant depend on the present cosmological structure of the Universe. If the cosmological structure has a specific (but presumably special) form, the Newtonian gravitational constant assumes its current value, alpha sub 2 is zero, the post-Newtonian limit of Rosen's theory is identical to that of general relativity - and standard solar system experiments cannot distinguish between the two theories.
Document ID
19760052405
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Lee, D. L.
(California Institute of Technology Pasadena, Calif., United States)
Ni, W.-T.
(National Tsing Hua University Hsin-chu, Nationalist China, United States)
Caves, C. M.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Will, C. M.
(California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1976
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Volume: 206
Subject Category
Astrophysics
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-05-002-256
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-27-001-035
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF MPS-74-15524
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF MPS-75-01398
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF GP-34721X
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