Volume 20: Pages 83-100, 2007
A New Theory of Gravity: Overcoming Problems with General Relativity
Ronald R. Hatch 1
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A fallacy in the equivalence between acceleration and gravity effects is revealed. This fallacy undermines the general relativity theory (GRT), which is based upon that equivalence. It is shown that the real equivalence in local physical phenomena is between the effects of gravitational potential energy and those of kinetic energy. Using this new equivalence, a new theory of gravity is logically developed from known experimental results. This new gravity theory implies an absolute ether and, when embedded within a modified Lorentz ether theory, also satisfies the experiments usually explained by the special relativity theory. It is shown that the new theory satisfies all the classical tests satisfied by GRT. In addition, a number of previously unexplained physical phenomena are potentially explained by the new theory. Finally, a spacecraft test of the new theory is suggested.
Keywords: gravity, ether, general theory of relativity, special theory of relativity, equivalence principle, black holes
Received: February 15, 2006; Published Online: January 8, 2009