Corpus ID: 118161101

Changing Mass Corrects Newtonian Gravity

  title={Changing Mass Corrects Newtonian Gravity},
  author={R. Lorraine Collins},
  journal={arXiv: General Physics},
  • R. Collins
  • Published 2000
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Physics
Newton's inverse-square law of universal gravitation assumes constant mass. But mass increases with speed and perhaps with gravity. By SR, mass is increased over the rest mass by gamma. Rest mass is here postulated to increase under gravity, by 1/alpha =1+GM/rc^2. We examine the consequences of introducing this changing mass into Newton's law in flat spacetime. This variable mass affects the metric, relative to an observer away from the influence of gravity, contracting both lengths and times… Expand