Authors: D.T. Froedge
The purpose of this paper is to present a non-tensor theory of gravitation that provides the equivalent equations of motion, but does not result in the issue of black holes, non-localizable energy, or spacetime singularities. The prime assumption is the notion that the rest mass of a particle entering a gravitational potential is reduced in proportion to the energy gained by the velocity increases. One could designate this development as a "catalytic" theory in that gravitation is a vector catalyst, that converts rest energy into kinetic energy. The total mass energy will be considered localized with the individual mass particles, and defined relative to a given observer. No energy will be ascribed to the field, thus there is no stress energy tensor. We will develop the energy mass relation, and show that it can result in the proper orbital precession as demonstrated by GR. The rest mass is not significantly different from that of a particle defined in a stationary asymptotically flat GR space-time, when the defining point particles via the Komar mass. Since rest mass of a particle goes to zero on approaching a Schwarzschild boundary, the formation of black holes becomes problematic.
Comments: 16 pages
[v1] 31 Jul 2011
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