General Relativity and Gravitation

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 259–268 | Cite as

A bi-metric theory of gravitation. II

  • Nathan Rosen
Research Articles


The bi-metric theory of gravitation proposed previously is simplified in that the auxiliary conditions are discarded, the two metric tensors being tied together only by means of the boundary conditions. Some of the properties of the field of a particle are investigated; there is no black hole, and it appears that no gravitational collapse can take place. Although the proposed theory and general relativity are at present observationally indistinguishable, some differences are pointed out which may some day be susceptible of observation. An alternative bimetric theory is considered which gives for the precession of the perihelion 5/6 of the value given by general relativity; it seems less satisfactory than the present theory from the aesthetic point of view.


Boundary Condition Black Hole General Relativity Differential Geometry Gravitational Collapse 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nathan Rosen
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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