On the Intrinsic Precession of the Perihelion of Mercury

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The longitude of the perihelion advance of Mercury was calculated for the two and ten-body problem by using a correction to the balance between the force given by the Newton 2nd law of motion and the Newton gravitational force. The corresponding system of differential equations was solved numerically. The correction, that expresses the apparent mass variation with the body speed, has a trend that is different from those that usually appear in the electron theory and in the special theory of relativity. The calculated intrinsic precession was ~42.95 arc-sec/cy for the Sun-Mercury system and ~42.98 arc-sec/cy when the difference between the corrected model and the Newtonian model, for the 10-body problem, is taken.

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Quintero-Leyva, B. (2015) On the Intrinsic Precession of the Perihelion of Mercury. Open Access Library Journal, 2, 1-5. doi: 10.4236/oalib.1102239.

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