Dirac's large numbers hypothesis and the acceleration of the moon's mean longitude.
Abstract
Dirac's (1937, 1938) multiplicative and additive creation models and Hoyle and Narlikar's (1972) variableG cosmology each predict different relationships for the atomic time variations of the semimajor axis and mean motion of an orbiting body. This will provide a test between them when sufficiently precise results are available both for the acceleration of the moon's mean longitude and for planetary or lunar ranging. The present Van Flandern (1975) results for the former will, unless disproved, preclude Dirac's additive creation.
 Publication:

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
 Pub Date:
 September 1976
 DOI:
 10.1093/mnras/176.3.621
 Bibcode:
 1976MNRAS.176..621F
 Keywords:

 Acceleration (Physics);
 Cosmology;
 EarthMoon System;
 Gravitational Constant;
 Angular Momentum;
 Atomic Clocks;
 Earth Rotation;
 Earth Tides;
 Lunar Rangefinding;
 Lunar Tides;
 Moments Of Inertia;
 Astronomy