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Critique of a New Theory of Gravitation

Deser, S. and Pirani, F. A. E. (1965) Critique of a New Theory of Gravitation. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences, 288 (1412). pp. 133-145. ISSN 1364-5021. doi:10.1098/rspa.1965.0206.

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Hoyle & Narlikar (1964d) have developed a new theory of gravitation, for which they claim that it is a direct interparticle action theory, that it ‘is equivalent to that of Einstein in the description of macroscopic phenomena, and hence the situation is the same so far as the classical tests of general relativity are concerned’, that the sign of the gravitational constant is correctly determined, and that it has other advantages over Einstein’s theory such as implying the absence of solutions representing an empty universe. In the present paper, it is shown that these claims are largely unsubstantiated.

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Additional Information:© 1965 Royal Society. (Communicated by H. Bondi, F.R.S.-Received 24 May 1965) Supported in part by U.S. Air Force, Office of Scientific Research under grant no. AFOSR 368-65 and by Aeronautical Research Laboratory of the Office of Aerospace Research. We are grateful to Professor Hoyle and Dr Narlikar for showing us their paper before publication, and for valuable correspondence.
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Official Citation:S. Deser, F. A. E. Pirani Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A 1965 288 133-145; DOI: 10.1098/rspa.1965.0206. Published 5 October 1965
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