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Derivation of Generalized Einstein's Equations of Gravitation Based on a Mechanical Model of Vacuum and a Sink Flow Model of Particles

Version 1 : Received: 19 June 2018 / Approved: 22 June 2018 / Online: 22 June 2018 (06:19:33 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 28 August 2018 / Approved: 30 August 2018 / Online: 30 August 2018 (06:20:25 CEST)
Version 3 : Received: 23 January 2019 / Approved: 24 January 2019 / Online: 24 January 2019 (09:05:28 CET)
Version 4 : Received: 6 October 2019 / Approved: 8 October 2019 / Online: 8 October 2019 (07:07:19 CEST)
Version 5 : Received: 14 October 2019 / Approved: 15 October 2019 / Online: 15 October 2019 (08:07:59 CEST)

How to cite: Wang, X. Derivation of Generalized Einstein's Equations of Gravitation Based on a Mechanical Model of Vacuum and a Sink Flow Model of Particles. Preprints 2018, 2018060350 Wang, X. Derivation of Generalized Einstein's Equations of Gravitation Based on a Mechanical Model of Vacuum and a Sink Flow Model of Particles. Preprints 2018, 2018060350

Abstract

J. C. Maxwell, B. Riemann and H. Poincar$\acute{e}$ have proposed the idea that all microscopic particles are sink flows in a fluidic aether. Following this research program, a previous theory of gravitation based on a mechanical model of vacuum and a sink flow model of particles is generalized by methods of special relativistic continuum mechanics. In inertial reference frames, we construct a tensorial potential which satisfies the wave equation. Inspired by the equation of motion of a test particle, a definition of a metric tensor of a Riemannian spacetime is introduced. Applying Fock's theorem, generalized Einstein's equations in inertial systems are derived based on some assumptions. These equations reduce to Einstein's equations in case of weak field in harmonic reference frames. In some special non-inertial reference frames, generalized Einstein's equations are derived based on some assumptions. If the field is weak and the reference frame is quasi-inertial, these generalized Einstein's equations reduce to Einstein's equations. Thus, this theory may also explains all the experiments which support the theory of general relativity. There exists some differences between this theory and Einstein's theory of general relativity.

Subject Areas

Einstein's equations; gravitation; general relativity; sink; gravitational aether

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 8 October 2019
Commenter: Xiao-Song Wang
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: The following sections are added.
1. section:"Equivalence between the inertial mass and the gravitational mass";
2. section:"The dynamical gravitational potentials in inertial reference frames";
3. section:"Inertial potential and inertial force Lagrangian in non-inertial reference frames";
4. section:"Field equations in a special class of non-inertial reference frames";
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