Gravitation in Flat Space-Time and General Relativity


A covariant theory of gravitation in flat space-time is stated and compared with general relativity. The results of the theory of gravitation in flat space-time and of general relativity agree for weak gravitational fields to low approximations. For strong fields the results of the two theories deviate from one another. Flat space-time theory of gravitation gives under some natural assumptions non-singular cosmological models with a flat space. The universe contracts to a positive minimum and then it expands for all times. Shortly, after the minimum is reached, the cosmological models of two theories approximately agree with one another if models in general relativity with zero curvature are considered. A flat space is proved by experiments.

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Petry, W. (2014) Gravitation in Flat Space-Time and General Relativity. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 2, 50-54. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2014.25007.

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