Autoparallel vs. Geodesic Trajectories in a Model of Torsion Gravity
AbstractWe consider a parametrized torsion gravity model for Riemann–Cartan geometry around a rotating axisymmetric massive body. In this model, the source of torsion is given by a circulating vector potential following the celestial parallels around the rotating object. Ours is a variant of the Mao, Tegmark, Guth and Cabi (MTGC model) in which the total angular momentum is proposed as a source of torsion. We study the motion of bodies around the rotating object in terms of autoparallel trajectories and determine the leading perturbations of the orbital elements by using standard celestial mechanics techniques. We find that this torsion model implies new gravitational physical consequences in the Solar system and, in particular, secular variations of the semi-major axis of the planetary orbits. Perturbations on the longitude of the ascending node and the perihelion of the planets are already under discussion in the astronomical community, and if confirmed as truly non-zero effects at a statistically significant level, we might be at the dawn of an era of torsion phenomenology in the Solar system. View Full-Text
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Acedo, L. Autoparallel vs. Geodesic Trajectories in a Model of Torsion Gravity. Universe 2015, 1, 422-445.
Acedo L. Autoparallel vs. Geodesic Trajectories in a Model of Torsion Gravity. Universe. 2015; 1(3):422-445.Chicago/Turabian Style
Acedo, Luis. 2015. "Autoparallel vs. Geodesic Trajectories in a Model of Torsion Gravity." Universe 1, no. 3: 422-445.