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A noteworthy non-dimensional constant in gravitational theory

Author
Fayos, F.; Lobo, J.; Llanta, E.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
European journal of physics
Date of publication
1986-01
Volume
7
Number
4
First page
242
Last page
244
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1088/0143-0807/7/4/005 Open in new window
URL
http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/0143-0807/7/4/005/meta Open in new window
Abstract
A simple problem of gravitation is studied classically and in the Schwarzschild framework. A relationship is found between the parameters that define the trajectories of two particles (the first in radial motion and the second in a circular orbit) which are initially together and meet again after one revolution of particle 2. Dimensional analysis is the clue to explain the appearance of a dimensionless constant in the Newtonian case.
Keywords
Dimensional analysis, Gravitation
Group of research
DF - Dinàmica de Fluids: formació d'estructures i aplicacions geofísiques
SIMCON - First-principles approaches to condensed matter physics: quantum effects and complexity

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