A new theory of gravitation

  title={A new theory of gravitation},
  author={Fred Sir Hoyle and Jayant V. Narlikar},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={191 - 207}
  • F. Hoyle, J. Narlikar
  • Published 11 June 1964
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
A new theory of gravitation is developed. The theory is equivalent to that of Einstein in the description of macroscopic phenomena, and hence the situation is the same so far as the classical tests of general relativity are concerned. The new theory differs in its global implications, however. There are two main differences of principle. In the usual theory, the negative sign of the constant of proportionality –8πG which appears in the field equations Rik – ½gikR = –8πGTik is chosen arbitrarily… 
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