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 TITLE: Relativistic exponential gravitation and exponential potential of electric charge

 AUTHOR: Ben-Amots, N.

 SOURCE: Foundations of Physics, v. 37, No. 4-5 , pp. 773-787 ( May 2007).

  ABSTRACT: We present theories of gravitation and electric potentials with exponential dependence on the reciprocal distance. In the context of this kind of electric potential we investigate the dynamics of a relativistic electron interacting with a proton.

  SUMMARY: We investigated two new gravitation theories with variable rest mass. We find that both give results very close to general relativity for known weak gravitational fields but both suggested theories do not exhibit "black holes." In order to verify which theory fits reality, analysis of existing NEA/NEO observational data is suggested.
An exponential electric potential similar to the exponential gravitation potential presently discussed is used for investigating the orbits of an electron around a proton. A new set of hydrogen electron orbitals inner to the Bohr orbitals and very close to the proton is found.

  59 references:
Milne, E.A., "Rational electrodynamics: V. The neutron and nuclear dynamics," Phil. Mag., v. 34(7), 246-258 (1943). See pp. 246-250.
Milne, E.A., "Kinematic Relativity" Clarendon Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 203-210, 214-220 in (1951) edition.
( -- First edition was in 1948).
Schiff, L.I., "Motion of a gyroscope according to Einstein's theory of gravitation," Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., v. 46, pp. 871-82 (1960)
and more 56 references.

  KEYWORDS: Exponential potential, sub-Bohr orbital, Variable rest mass

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 COMMENT: Lectured 14.6.2006 in IARD2006 Conference.

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