Volume 16: Pages 375-384, 2003
Calculation of So‐Called General Relativistic Phenomena by Advancing Newton's Theory of Gravitation, Maintaining Classical Conceptions of Space and Relativity
Reiner Georg Ziefle
Philosophische Fakultät der FernUniversität Hagen, Holzmühistrasse 31, 91578 Leutershausen, Federal Republic of Germany
With the example of the motion of Mercury around the Sun it is shown how Newton's theory of gravitation should be advanced by taking into consideration the finite velocity of gravitational expansion and the present concept of transference of forces by particles to be able to calculate so‐called general relativistic phenomena such as the additional motion of Mercury's perihelion, the curvature of a light beam at the surface of the Sun, and the phenomena observed at the binary pulsar PSR 1913+16, maintaining classical conceptions of a Euclidean space and the Galilean principle of relativity.
Keywords: perihelion, Mercury, relativity, GRT, pulsar, PSR 1913+16, gravitation, Paul Gerber, Newton, Einstein
Received: May 30, 2003; Published online: December 15, 2008