Astrophysics

   

Newton’s Gravitational Constant is not a Constant

Authors: Ilija Barukčić

BACKGROUND AND AIM: Despite of one of the longest history of measurements in physics, a definite value of Newton's gravitational constant γ is still not in sight. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A thought experiment is performed to analyze the log- ical structure of the claim that Newton's gravitational constant γ is a constant. Two masses in deep space are accelerated (non-inertial frames of reference). After a period of time the acceleration stops. The behavior of Newton's gravitational constant γ is ana- lyzed. RESULTS: The assumption of the constancy of Newton's gravitational constant γ leads straightforward to a logical contradiction. Thus far, if we accept that Newton's gravita- tional constant γ we must accept too that +1=+0.

Comments: 8 pages. Copyright © 2017 by Ilija Barukčić, Jever, Germany. Published by:

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[v1] 2017-08-15 11:50:11
[v2] 2017-08-17 16:39:28

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