## Gravitational Theory with Variable Rest Mass Defect

**Authors:** DT Froedge

The presentation here is based on the presumption that the total energy of a particle and photon is localized, and conserved on entering a static gravitational field. A mass particle thus entering a static gravitational field has an increasing velocity, but a decreasing rest mass, or a mass defect. On stopping at the surface of a gravitating body the kinetic energy of the particle is radiated away leaving the system with a mass defect, the same as in all other conservative particle field interactions. From Noether’s theorem, it is known that energy in the Riemannian representation cannot be localized; it must be a property of the field. It is asserted here that a theory of gravitation can be formulated, that properly predicts known dynamic features, has proper covariant transformations, local conservation of energy, and an absence of Black Holes, without resorting to curved space. The Shapiro velocity of light can be deduced, and thus the proper stellar bending of light can be shown. The ideas presented here are not completely new, but the proposal will be shown to be all that is necessary to reproduce the phenomenology of GR. There are points of this development that are testable, and should prove or disproved validity in experiments on Black Holes and, Event horizons.

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### Submission history

[v1] 31 Jul 2011

[v2] 2014-02-10 14:01:46

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