Foundations of Physics

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 1–26 | Cite as

Relativistic theory of gravitation

  • A. A. Logunov
  • M. A. Mestvirishvili


In the present paper a relativistic theory of gravitation (RTG) is unambiguously constructed on the basis of the special relativity and geometrization principle. In this a gravitational field is treated as the Faraday-Maxwell spin-2 and spin-0 physical field possessing energy and momentum. The source of a gravitational field is the total conserved energy-momentum tensor of matter and of a gravitational field in Minkowski space. In the RTG the conservation laws are strictly filfilled for the energy-momentum and for the angular momentum of matter and a gravitational field. The theory explains the whole available set of experiments on gravity. By virtue of the geometrization principle, the Riemannian space in our theory is of field origin, since it appears as an effective force space due to the action of a gravitational field on matter. The RTG leads to an exceptionally strong prediction: The universe is not closed but just “flat.” This suggests that in the universe a “missing mass” should exist in a form of matter.


Angular Momentum Gravitational Field Special Relativity Minkowski Space Relativistic Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Logunov
    • 1
  • M. A. Mestvirishvili
    • 1
  1. 1.Rektorat, Moscow State University, Leninski GoryMoscowUSSR

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