Are Galactic Rotation Curves Really Flat ?

  title={Are Galactic Rotation Curves Really Flat ?},
  author={Philip D. Mannheim},
In this paper we identify a new regularity in the systematics of galactic rotation curves, namely we find that at the last detected points in galaxies of widely varying luminosity, the centripetal acceleration is found to have the completely universal form v 2 /R = c 2 (γ 0 + γ * N *)/2 where γ 0 and γ * are new universal constants and N * is the amount of visible matter in each galaxy. This regularity points to a role for the linear potentials associated with conformal gravity, with the galaxy… CONTINUE READING