Abstract

Galileo studied bodies falling under gravity and Tycho Brahe made extensive astronomical observations which led Kepler to formulate his three famous laws of planetary motion. All these observations were of relative motion. This led Newton to propose his theory of gravity which could just as well have been expressed in a form that does not involve the concept of force. The approach in this paper extends the Newtonian theory and the Special Theory of Relativity by including relative velocity by comparison with electromagnetic effects as shown in section 1.4 based on the Lorentz force. It is also guided from the form of measured data. This enables the non-Newtonian effects of gravity to be calculated in a simpler manner than by use of the General Theory of Relativity (GR). Application to the precession of the perihelion of Mercury and the gravitational deflection of light gives results which agree with observations and are identical to those of GR. It also gives the accepted expression for the Schwarzschild Radius. This approach could be used to determine non-Newtonian variations in the trajectories of satellites.

How to Cite
RON HARRISON, H.. Gravitomagnetics a Simpler Approach. Applied to Dynamics within the Solar System. Global Journal of Research In Engineering, [S.l.], mar. 2022. ISSN 2249-4596. Available at: <https://engineeringresearch.org/index.php/GJRE/article/view/2190>. Date accessed: 21 may 2022.