Volume 3: Pages 147-149, 1990
Does the Generalized Field Account for the Rotation of Gravitating Bodies?
J. N. Beery 1
139 N. Laurel St., Ventura, California 93001 U.S.A.
The physical applicability of curved space‐time endowed with torsional properties is explored herein. Although the generalized curvature is equivalent to the contracted curvature tensor for free space (with supplementary conditions), the suggestion that the gravitational field possesses intrinsic rotational properties presents us with a convenient means of understanding Kepler's third law in a context broader than existing gravitational theory offers. The possibility that the “third law” is a natural consequence of the following argument will be studied. Furthermore, an anabgous form of the third law is similarly derived, which point to a new fundamental law of the (celestial) mechanics of a single body. This development appears to offer a viable explanation to why the more massive celestial bodies rotate at such (comparatively) greater speeds than less massive bodies.
Keywords: theory of pure gravitation, λ transformation, generalized field, Kepler's third law, rotating celestial body
Received: March 13, 1989; Published Online: December 15, 2008