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Volume 16: Pages 259-263, 2003
A Dynamical Origin for the Gravitational Constant that Explains Gravitational and Inertial Mass Equality and Rejects Dark Matter and Dark Energy
Lawrence M. Stephenson
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College, London WC1E 7JE England
There is no accepted theory that explains why the gravitational mass and the inertial mass of a given body are equal. Any new theory that predicted a dynamical origin for the gravitational constant should also predict that the gravitational mass of a body is equal to its inertial mass. Two dynamical theories are outlined. One of these theories does not require the assumptions of dark matter and dark energy to explain cosmological observations.
Keywords: gravitational mass, gravitational constant, dark matter, dark energy
Received: June 6, 2003; Published online: December 15, 2008