Relativity and Cosmology


On Gravity and the Motion of Dark Matter.

Authors: John Hunter

It has proved problematic, within General Relativity, to form a general definition of mass. The results of singularity theorems also seem to indicate an incompleteness of General Relativity. A simple model of the effect of the gravitational self binding energy of masses, on both gravitational and inertial mass, is considered. The result is a reduction in gravitational mass for compact objects, consequently it is proposed that General Relativity, or its successor, will ultimately show that singularities cannot form. As another consequence it is found that dark matter can best account for the flat shape of galactic rotation curves, if it is moving continuously towards the galactic centre. It is proposed that dark matter is ejected periodically from galactic centres. These proposals may best be tested by computer simulation, and if found to give a realistic match to observations, they may act as a guide to those attempting a fully formulated theory.

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[v1] 1 Aug 2009

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