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Volume 14: Pages 160-163, 2001
The Weber Cosmological Condition and Wesley Gravitation
J. P. Wesley
Weiherdammstrasse 24, 78176 Blumberg, Germany
Weber electrodynamics applied to gravitation, −Gmm′ replacing qq′, yields an inverse force of induction, the only force produced by the distant masses in an infinite uniform isotropic universe, equal to F = −ma 0/c2, which is Newton's second law in conformity with Mach's principle, if the “Weber cosmological condition,” 0(Weber) = c2, is true. Wesley gravitation, which includes in the source mass the mass equivalent of the gravitational field energy, ρ′ = −( )2/8πGc2, yields the gravitational potential 0(Wesley) = 2c2 due to the distant masses in an infinite uniform isotropic universe. The factor of two discrepancy with the Weber theory remains unexplained.
Keywords: Weber gravitation, Wesley gravitation, Mach's principle
Received: January 19, 2000; Published online: December 15, 2008