Solar System planetary orbital motions and f ( R ) Theories of Gravity

In this paper we study the effects of f(R) Theories of Gravity on Solar System gravitational tests. In particular, starting from an exact solution of the field equation in vacuum, in the Palatini formalism, we work out the effects that the modifications to the Newtonian potential would induce on the Keplerian orbital elements of the Solar System planets… CONTINUE READING