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On the multiple deaths of Whitehead's theory of gravity

Gibbons, Gary and Will, Clifford M. (2006) On the multiple deaths of Whitehead's theory of gravity. [Preprint]

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    Abstract

    Whitehead's 1922 theory of gravitation continues to attract the attention of philosophers, despite evidence presented in 1971 that it violates experiment. We demonstrate that the theory strongly fails five quite different experimental tests, and conclude that, notwithstanding its meritorious philosophical underpinnings, Whitehead's theory is truly dead.


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    Item Type: Preprint
    Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
    Depositing User: Clifford Will
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2006
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:14
    Item ID: 3025
    URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3025

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