Calculation of the Perihelion Advance of Planets in a Field Approach to Gravitation
Abstract
It is shown that, when taking into account the selfgravity of field energy of a gravitational field, one obtains a modified field equation for the intensity of gravitational field, the solution of which, when inserted in Kepler's problem, furnishes a formula for the perihelion precession of planets which (except of a fitting numerical factor) is identical with Einstein's. In Appendix 1 we point out the significance of an analogous equation in electrodynamics, and in Appendix 2 we shall try to construct a field model within the relativistic field theory which justifies the previous perihelionshift calculation.
 Publication:

Astrophysics and Space Science
 Pub Date:
 March 1972
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00649765
 Bibcode:
 1972Ap&SS..15..375M