Nonlocal General Relativity†
AbstractA brief account of the present status of the recent nonlocal generalization of Einstein’s theory of gravitation is presented. The main physical assumptions that underlie this theory are described. We clarify the physical meaning and significance of Weitzenböck’s torsion and emphasize its intimate relationship with the gravitational field, characterized by the Riemannian curvature of spacetime. In this theory, nonlocality can simulate dark matter; in fact, in the Newtonian regime, we recover the phenomenological Tohline–Kuhn approach to modified gravity. To account for the observational data regarding dark matter, nonlocality is associated with a characteristic length scale of order 1 kpc. The confrontation of nonlocal gravity with observation is briefly discussed. View Full-Text
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Mashhoon, B. Nonlocal General Relativity. Galaxies 2015, 3, 1-17.
Mashhoon B. Nonlocal General Relativity. Galaxies. 2015; 3(1):1-17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Mashhoon, Bahram. 2015. "Nonlocal General Relativity." Galaxies 3, no. 1: 1-17.