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Information Theory of Gravity

Version 1 : Received: 4 October 2021 / Approved: 5 October 2021 / Online: 5 October 2021 (12:38:45 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 15 May 2022 / Approved: 16 May 2022 / Online: 16 May 2022 (14:10:35 CEST)
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Version 5 : Received: 25 May 2023 / Approved: 2 June 2023 / Online: 2 June 2023 (08:26:55 CEST)
Version 6 : Received: 20 October 2023 / Approved: 20 October 2023 / Online: 20 October 2023 (11:53:20 CEST)

How to cite: Abanto, J.A. Information Theory of Gravity. Preprints 2021, 2021100082. Abanto, J.A. Information Theory of Gravity. Preprints 2021, 2021100082.


A new model of gravity is presented here similar to the earlier work of Verlinde on Emergent Gravity but without the use of thermodynamic assumptions. The theory does not use the main assumption of Verlinde on the nature of gravity as an entropic force using the First Law of Thermodynamics. Moreover, it does not use the Equipartition Theorem such that there is no need to define a thermal bath enclosed within a holographic screen. Instead of Equipartition Theorem, the theory uses $E=NE_{p}$, for the total energy of a massive object where $E_{p}$ is the Planck Energy while $N$ is the number of Planck Energy to represent the maximum possible density of information that can reside in matter. The theory uses also the Holographic Principle as the basis for an information-theoretic approach to the nature of gravity. It is shown here that gravity emerges whenever there is an updating of the information within a given volume of space by the presence of matter.


Emergent Gravity; MOND; Modified Newtonian Gravity; Mach's Principle


Physical Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics

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