• Re: The HOAX of Einstein's Mercury's 43"/century perihelion advance exp

    From JanPB@21:1/5 to Laurence Clark Crossen on Thu Sep 7 21:57:01 2023
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 3:03:59 PM UTC-7, Laurence Clark Crossen wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:31:07 PM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:23:34?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    <snip>

    You might have a look at the Parker Solar Probe <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe>
    as an illustration of the predictions of orbital accuracy that can be achieved nowadays.

    It will reach it's final orbit after 7 (yes, that is seven) close encounters with Venus for gravity assist. To get all those swings right
    you must navigate the thing -very- accurately. (to kilometer precision)
    You can only do that if you know where everything else in the solar system is, to that precision. Here is an orbit preview, notice the 9 significant digits. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe#/media/File:Animation_
    of_Parker_Solar_Probe_trajectory.gif>

    And yes, orbital prediction is that accurate, nowadays. The uncertainties are due mainly to 'asteroid noise'.

    It seems to me that you are ripe for following your own advice, for you
    are clearly not capable of keeping up with developments,

    Jan


    Thanks for the info about this solar probe, but it's unrelated to the problem of Mercury's perihelion advance.

    I have no doubts about the incredible progress achieved in the last 20 years on Solar System Dynamics and better models for newtonian calculations (NOT PPN, please. Not used by anyone, except desktop physicists and astronomers).

    BUT, regarding to the 166 years old enigma about Mercury, discovered by Le
    Verrier, you have to consider this:

    Disregarding the bias due to observations from Earth, the problem itself is to determine EXACTLY which is the influence of every planet and other solar system massive objects, like the main asteroid belt and other things
    INTO the advance of the perihelion during 100 years.

    To perform an ACCURATE calculation, the effects of different celestial bodies HAS TO BE COMPUTED on a daily basis for more than 365 days, INCLUDING the perturbations of one body over every each other.

    Then, assuming that after calculations over 365 days completed a cycle that repeats, then multiply it by 100 to obtain the result.

    BUT, consider that a model for the influence of the Sun and every planet,
    their moons, asteroids, etc., IS REQUIRED.

    This model has to be run into a powerful computer system, with A SOFTWARE
    capable of computing more than 10 gravitational perturbations per day. And
    EVERY SINGLE PERTURBATION (like Earth + Moon) has to have a separate program that compute the perturbations of EVERY OTHER celestial body within the Solar System PER DAY.

    When you do the math, the main software has to include thousand of calculations per day to obtain the daily perturbation over the orbit of Mercury. And, for the safety of accuracy and precision, the program HAS TO
    include real data (to fact-check), obtained through observational astronomy (either Earth or space based).
    Right, and that is precisely what is done, only better.
    (at places like JPL)
    When you can SHOW ME a program with the above characteristics that, once having run ten of times to average, and that gives a missing factor of 43"/cy, I WILL BELIEVE.
    You can find some of the results in <https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aa5be2>
    Smmary: Total precession rate = 575.3100 ą 0.0015''/century,
    General relativistic contribution = 42.9799 ą 0.0009''/century.

    This reports on both computed data and observations made by spacecraft tracking. And yes, this is accurate to milliarcseconds.
    Meanwhile, what is theoretically available in 2023, are APPROXIMATIONS.

    And consider that none of the funny cosmological phenomena (like Dark Matter, galactic Black Hole, Dark Energy, etc) is yet considered.

    In the time between fiction and reality, enjoy and worship GR and the Einstein icon.
    The so-called 'HOAX' is just you being silly,

    Jan

    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.

    There are no fudge factors in GR. This is a very characteristic trait of the theory.

    --
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  • From Maciej Wozniak@21:1/5 to JanPB on Thu Sep 7 22:52:42 2023
    On Friday, 8 September 2023 at 06:57:04 UTC+2, JanPB wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 3:03:59 PM UTC-7, Laurence Clark Crossen wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:31:07 PM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:23:34?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    <snip>

    You might have a look at the Parker Solar Probe <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe>
    as an illustration of the predictions of orbital accuracy that can be
    achieved nowadays.

    It will reach it's final orbit after 7 (yes, that is seven) close encounters with Venus for gravity assist. To get all those swings right
    you must navigate the thing -very- accurately. (to kilometer precision)
    You can only do that if you know where everything else in the solar system is, to that precision. Here is an orbit preview, notice the 9 significant digits. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe#/media/File:Animation_
    of_Parker_Solar_Probe_trajectory.gif>

    And yes, orbital prediction is that accurate, nowadays. The uncertainties are due mainly to 'asteroid noise'.

    It seems to me that you are ripe for following your own advice, for you
    are clearly not capable of keeping up with developments,

    Jan


    Thanks for the info about this solar probe, but it's unrelated to the problem of Mercury's perihelion advance.

    I have no doubts about the incredible progress achieved in the last 20 years on Solar System Dynamics and better models for newtonian calculations (NOT PPN, please. Not used by anyone, except desktop physicists and astronomers).

    BUT, regarding to the 166 years old enigma about Mercury, discovered by Le
    Verrier, you have to consider this:

    Disregarding the bias due to observations from Earth, the problem itself
    is to determine EXACTLY which is the influence of every planet and other
    solar system massive objects, like the main asteroid belt and other things
    INTO the advance of the perihelion during 100 years.

    To perform an ACCURATE calculation, the effects of different celestial bodies HAS TO BE COMPUTED on a daily basis for more than 365 days, INCLUDING the perturbations of one body over every each other.

    Then, assuming that after calculations over 365 days completed a cycle that repeats, then multiply it by 100 to obtain the result.

    BUT, consider that a model for the influence of the Sun and every planet,
    their moons, asteroids, etc., IS REQUIRED.

    This model has to be run into a powerful computer system, with A SOFTWARE
    capable of computing more than 10 gravitational perturbations per day. And
    EVERY SINGLE PERTURBATION (like Earth + Moon) has to have a separate program that compute the perturbations of EVERY OTHER celestial body within the Solar System PER DAY.

    When you do the math, the main software has to include thousand of calculations per day to obtain the daily perturbation over the orbit of
    Mercury. And, for the safety of accuracy and precision, the program HAS TO
    include real data (to fact-check), obtained through observational astronomy (either Earth or space based).
    Right, and that is precisely what is done, only better.
    (at places like JPL)
    When you can SHOW ME a program with the above characteristics that, once
    having run ten of times to average, and that gives a missing factor of 43"/cy, I WILL BELIEVE.
    You can find some of the results in <https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aa5be2>
    Smmary: Total precession rate = 575.3100 ą 0.0015''/century,
    General relativistic contribution = 42.9799 ą 0.0009''/century.

    This reports on both computed data and observations made by spacecraft tracking. And yes, this is accurate to milliarcseconds.
    Meanwhile, what is theoretically available in 2023, are APPROXIMATIONS.

    And consider that none of the funny cosmological phenomena (like Dark Matter, galactic Black Hole, Dark Energy, etc) is yet considered.

    In the time between fiction and reality, enjoy and worship GR and the Einstein icon.
    The so-called 'HOAX' is just you being silly,

    Jan

    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.

    There are no fudge factors in GR.


    And Jan is a queen of England.

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  • From Richard Hertz@21:1/5 to JanPB on Thu Sep 7 23:03:38 2023
    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 1:57:04 AM UTC-3, JanPB wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 3:03:59 PM UTC-7, Laurence Clark Crossen wrote:

    <snip>


    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.

    There are no fudge factors in GR. This is a very characteristic trait of the theory.
    --
    Jan

    You are a LIAR and a DECEIVER, relativist.

    Any approach to a solution using non-linear equations of GR is FULL OF FUDGING, COOKING, TRIMMING, ETC.

    - Selective and dubious choice of initial parameters.
    - Dismissal of terms in equations arguing that they are not significant.
    - Dismissal of second degree and higher values, resorting to justifications that they are not relevant in the APPROXIMATIONS.
    - Extremely questionable LINEARIZATION of equations that DON'T HAVE ANY ANALYTICAL SOLUTION.

    You seem to forget that THE ONLY ONES who found an "exact" analytical solution to THE SIMPLEST PROBLEM OF GR (void universe
    except a single not charged, not rotating point-like mass were Schwarzschild and Hilbert, after him.

    And BOTH CHEATED, changing to polar coordinates and the PLACE OF THE ORIGIN.

    None of them verified the norm in the determinant.

    And THESE ACTIONS are FUDGING, COOKING, TRIMMING, ETC., even for the simplest problem of GR FE.

    It took almost 50 years for another imbecile to find a solution for a non charged rotating point-like mass.

    A FULL FLEDGED CRETIN like yourself is capable to sell his soul to the devil in order to defend GR.

    Because you are a fucking disgrace as a scientist wannabe that embraced relativity AS YOUR RELIGION, leaving behind
    the moral values of the true religion under which you were born, satanic e immoral SOB.

    DECEPTION is the weapon of choice of satanic relativists like you, cretin.

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  • From J. J. Lodder@21:1/5 to Laurence Clark Crossen on Fri Sep 8 12:47:52 2023
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.crossen@hotmail.com> wrote:

    On Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 3:48:09?AM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.c...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:31:07?PM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:23:34?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    [lots of text I didn't write]
    Jan
    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.
    Einstein's result of 43" was immediately convincing in 1916
    precisely because it -did not- involve any fudge factors,
    or as real physicist say, free parameters.
    Given GR, there is no correct way of obtaining any other answer.

    You are of course incompetent,
    but those who did understand GR back then,
    people like Planck, Lorentz, Eddington, Pauli, etc. could see that,
    and did see that,

    Jan
    I don't see anything but free parameters.

    Your problem.

    Relativity is incompetent. The use of C for the speed of gravity is a free parameter without any justification from physics and as Hertz just said "using F = GMm/r? massively imply to accept that the speed of gravity is infinite seems to be, hypocritically, accepted by everyone working on
    these fields." As usual I've wasted time reading your comments.

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)
    OTOH there are a lot of factors 1 ,

    Jan

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  • From Maciej Wozniak@21:1/5 to J. J. Lodder on Fri Sep 8 04:36:17 2023
    On Friday, 8 September 2023 at 12:47:55 UTC+2, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    Relativity is incompetent. The use of C for the speed of gravity is a free parameter without any justification from physics and as Hertz just said "using F = GMm/r? massively imply to accept that the speed of gravity is infinite seems to be, hypocritically, accepted by everyone working on
    these fields." As usual I've wasted time reading your comments.

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)

    What an incredibly impudent lie; even as for
    a relativistic clown.

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  • From Richard Hertz@21:1/5 to J. J. Lodder on Fri Sep 8 06:12:43 2023
    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:47:55 AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    <snip>

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)
    OTOH there are a lot of factors 1 ,

    Jan

    In PHYSICAL UNITS, the right side of the GR field equation is divided by c^4, reason by which most cretin
    relativists equal the right side to ZERO, as it's considered a good approximation by this subspecies.

    Rᵤᵥ - 1/2 R gᵤᵥ = 8πG/c⁴ Tᵤᵥ

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  • From J. J. Lodder@21:1/5 to Richard Hertz on Fri Sep 8 16:11:59 2023
    Richard Hertz <hertz778@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:47:55?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    <snip>

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)
    OTOH there are a lot of factors 1 ,

    Jan

    In PHYSICAL UNITS, [snip irrelevancies]

    Your 'physical units' contain arbitrary constants,
    with conventional (human given) values, so they are unphysical.

    Jan

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  • From Maciej Wozniak@21:1/5 to J. J. Lodder on Fri Sep 8 08:46:32 2023
    On Friday, 8 September 2023 at 16:12:03 UTC+2, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 7:47:55?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    <snip>

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)
    OTOH there are a lot of factors 1 ,

    Jan

    In PHYSICAL UNITS, [snip irrelevancies]

    Your 'physical units' contain arbitrary constants,
    with conventional (human given) values, so they are unphysical.

    Sure. As the matter of fact - whole of your moronic
    physics is obviously unphysical for the same
    reason.

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  • From Laurence Clark Crossen@21:1/5 to J. J. Lodder on Fri Sep 8 20:28:26 2023
    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 3:47:55 AM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.c...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    On Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 3:48:09?AM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.c...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:31:07?PM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:23:34?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    [lots of text I didn't write]
    Jan
    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.
    Einstein's result of 43" was immediately convincing in 1916
    precisely because it -did not- involve any fudge factors,
    or as real physicist say, free parameters.
    Given GR, there is no correct way of obtaining any other answer.

    You are of course incompetent,
    but those who did understand GR back then,
    people like Planck, Lorentz, Eddington, Pauli, etc. could see that,
    and did see that,

    Jan
    I don't see anything but free parameters.

    Your problem.

    Relativity is incompetent. The use of C for the speed of gravity is a free parameter without any justification from physics and as Hertz just said "using F = GMm/r? massively imply to accept that the speed of gravity is infinite seems to be, hypocritically, accepted by everyone working on these fields." As usual I've wasted time reading your comments.

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)
    OTOH there are a lot of factors 1 ,

    Jan
    Einstein uses Gerber's formula with c for the speed of gravity. I guess you missed that. That's a big oversight.

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  • From Laurence Clark Crossen@21:1/5 to Richard Hertz on Fri Sep 8 20:28:48 2023
    On Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 11:03:40 PM UTC-7, Richard Hertz wrote:
    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 1:57:04 AM UTC-3, JanPB wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 3:03:59 PM UTC-7, Laurence Clark Crossen wrote:
    <snip>
    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.

    There are no fudge factors in GR. This is a very characteristic trait of the theory.
    --
    Jan
    You are a LIAR and a DECEIVER, relativist.

    Any approach to a solution using non-linear equations of GR is FULL OF FUDGING, COOKING, TRIMMING, ETC.

    - Selective and dubious choice of initial parameters.
    - Dismissal of terms in equations arguing that they are not significant.
    - Dismissal of second degree and higher values, resorting to justifications that they are not relevant in the APPROXIMATIONS.
    - Extremely questionable LINEARIZATION of equations that DON'T HAVE ANY ANALYTICAL SOLUTION.

    You seem to forget that THE ONLY ONES who found an "exact" analytical solution to THE SIMPLEST PROBLEM OF GR (void universe
    except a single not charged, not rotating point-like mass were Schwarzschild and Hilbert, after him.

    And BOTH CHEATED, changing to polar coordinates and the PLACE OF THE ORIGIN.

    None of them verified the norm in the determinant.

    And THESE ACTIONS are FUDGING, COOKING, TRIMMING, ETC., even for the simplest problem of GR FE.

    It took almost 50 years for another imbecile to find a solution for a non charged rotating point-like mass.

    A FULL FLEDGED CRETIN like yourself is capable to sell his soul to the devil in order to defend GR.

    Because you are a fucking disgrace as a scientist wannabe that embraced relativity AS YOUR RELIGION, leaving behind
    the moral values of the true religion under which you were born, satanic e immoral SOB.

    DECEPTION is the weapon of choice of satanic relativists like you, cretin.
    Yes, Mei discusses changing of polar coordinates. If Jan wants to contend with the criticism without making excuses based on ad hominem then he can read him. "Using the Newton’s Theory of Gravity to Calculate the Deflection of Light in the Solar System
    and the Orbital Poles of Light’s Motion of General Relativity" - Mei Xiaochun

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  • From Laurence Clark Crossen@21:1/5 to Maciej Wozniak on Fri Sep 8 20:28:10 2023
    On Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 10:52:45 PM UTC-7, Maciej Wozniak wrote:
    On Friday, 8 September 2023 at 06:57:04 UTC+2, JanPB wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 3:03:59 PM UTC-7, Laurence Clark Crossen wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:31:07 PM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:23:34?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder wrote:

    <snip>

    You might have a look at the Parker Solar Probe <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe>
    as an illustration of the predictions of orbital accuracy that can be
    achieved nowadays.

    It will reach it's final orbit after 7 (yes, that is seven) close encounters with Venus for gravity assist. To get all those swings right
    you must navigate the thing -very- accurately. (to kilometer precision)
    You can only do that if you know where everything else in the solar
    system is, to that precision. Here is an orbit preview, notice the 9
    significant digits. <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Solar_Probe#/media/File:Animation_
    of_Parker_Solar_Probe_trajectory.gif>

    And yes, orbital prediction is that accurate, nowadays. The uncertainties are due mainly to 'asteroid noise'.

    It seems to me that you are ripe for following your own advice, for you
    are clearly not capable of keeping up with developments,

    Jan


    Thanks for the info about this solar probe, but it's unrelated to the
    problem of Mercury's perihelion advance.

    I have no doubts about the incredible progress achieved in the last 20
    years on Solar System Dynamics and better models for newtonian calculations (NOT PPN, please. Not used by anyone, except desktop physicists and astronomers).

    BUT, regarding to the 166 years old enigma about Mercury, discovered by Le
    Verrier, you have to consider this:

    Disregarding the bias due to observations from Earth, the problem itself
    is to determine EXACTLY which is the influence of every planet and other
    solar system massive objects, like the main asteroid belt and other things
    INTO the advance of the perihelion during 100 years.

    To perform an ACCURATE calculation, the effects of different celestial
    bodies HAS TO BE COMPUTED on a daily basis for more than 365 days, INCLUDING the perturbations of one body over every each other.

    Then, assuming that after calculations over 365 days completed a cycle
    that repeats, then multiply it by 100 to obtain the result.

    BUT, consider that a model for the influence of the Sun and every planet,
    their moons, asteroids, etc., IS REQUIRED.

    This model has to be run into a powerful computer system, with A SOFTWARE
    capable of computing more than 10 gravitational perturbations per day. And
    EVERY SINGLE PERTURBATION (like Earth + Moon) has to have a separate program that compute the perturbations of EVERY OTHER celestial body within the Solar System PER DAY.

    When you do the math, the main software has to include thousand of calculations per day to obtain the daily perturbation over the orbit of
    Mercury. And, for the safety of accuracy and precision, the program HAS TO
    include real data (to fact-check), obtained through observational astronomy (either Earth or space based).
    Right, and that is precisely what is done, only better.
    (at places like JPL)
    When you can SHOW ME a program with the above characteristics that, once
    having run ten of times to average, and that gives a missing factor of
    43"/cy, I WILL BELIEVE.
    You can find some of the results in <https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-3881/aa5be2>
    Smmary: Total precession rate = 575.3100 ą 0.0015''/century,
    General relativistic contribution = 42.9799 ą 0.0009''/century.

    This reports on both computed data and observations made by spacecraft tracking. And yes, this is accurate to milliarcseconds.
    Meanwhile, what is theoretically available in 2023, are APPROXIMATIONS.

    And consider that none of the funny cosmological phenomena (like Dark
    Matter, galactic Black Hole, Dark Energy, etc) is yet considered.

    In the time between fiction and reality, enjoy and worship GR and the
    Einstein icon.
    The so-called 'HOAX' is just you being silly,

    Jan

    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.

    There are no fudge factors in GR.
    And Jan is a queen of England.
    It is something that very many excellent scientists have pointed out many fudge factors in GR. In fact, since GR is based on illogical premises, it necessarily results in endless nonsense.

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  • From J. J. Lodder@21:1/5 to Laurence Clark Crossen on Sat Sep 9 11:28:00 2023
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.c.sirius@gmail.com> wrote:

    On Friday, September 8, 2023 at 3:47:55?AM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.c...@hotmail.com> wrote:

    On Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 3:48:09?AM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Laurence Clark Crossen <l.c.c...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 2:31:07?PM UTC-7, J. J. Lodder wrote:
    Richard Hertz <hert...@gmail.com> wrote:
    On Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 8:23:34?AM UTC-3, J. J. Lodder:
    [lots of text I didn't write]
    Jan
    The hoax is that GR only pretends to explain it using fudge factors without physical basis.
    Einstein's result of 43" was immediately convincing in 1916
    precisely because it -did not- involve any fudge factors,
    or as real physicist say, free parameters.
    Given GR, there is no correct way of obtaining any other answer.

    You are of course incompetent,
    but those who did understand GR back then,
    people like Planck, Lorentz, Eddington, Pauli, etc. could see that,
    and did see that,

    Jan
    I don't see anything but free parameters.

    Your problem.

    Relativity is incompetent. The use of C for the speed of gravity is a free
    parameter without any justification from physics and as Hertz just said "using F = GMm/r? massively imply to accept that the speed of gravity is infinite seems to be, hypocritically, accepted by everyone working on these fields." As usual I've wasted time reading your comments.

    Their is no c in the Einstein field equation.
    (or anywhere else in physics)
    OTOH there are a lot of factors 1 ,

    Jan
    Einstein uses Gerber's formula with c for the speed of gravity. I guess
    you missed that. That's a big oversight.

    Gerber's theory is an alternative to GR.
    And it is just plain wrong,

    Jan

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