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Volume 11: Pages 563-568, 1998
Hyperbolic Orbits in an Absolute Euclidean Space‐Time
Buñuellaan 16, 1325 PL Almere, Netherlands
We consider hyperbolic orbits in an absolute Euclidean space‐time. Analyses will be performed for massive objects moving at various speeds past a heavy source mass like the sun. In the limiting case of a massive object moving with the speed of light, the hyperbolic orbit turns out to be equal to the path of a photon. The contents of the paper contribute to the consistency of the theory of an absolute Euclidean space‐time and support the idea that photons should be regarded as massive objects.
Keywords: deflection of light, hyperbolic orbits, absolute space‐time, Euclidean space‐time, theory of relativity
Received: January 8, 1998; Published online: December 15, 2008