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Volume 12: Pages 259-274, 1999
Galactic Rotation and Dark Matter in an Absolute Euclidean Space‐Time
Buñuellan 16, 1325 PL Almere, Netherlands
A dark‐matter explanation as well as a luminous‐matter explanation will be offered for the phenomenon of flat rotation curves in galaxies. Since neutrinos and photons are massive in the theory of an absolute Euclidean space‐time, it naturally allows for a dark‐matter explanation for the enigma of missing mass. A method will be offered by means of which the rotational velocity for a disk galaxy can be calculated exactly. The analysis is based on the additivity of potentials. As in Newton's classical theory of gravitation, the potentials also are additive in the theory of an absolute Euclidean space‐time. It will be argued that the general theory of relativity is ambiguous at this point.
Keywords: galactic rotation, missing mass, dark matter, flat rotation curves, gravitational potentials, absolute Euclidean space‐time, general theory of relativity
Received: May 25, 1998; Published online: December 15, 2008