Weak-field limit

  • Salvatore Capozziello
  • Valerio Faraoni
Part of the Fundamental Theories of Physics book series (FTPH, volume 170)


Astrophysical applications of ETGs include the possibility of replacing dark matter in galaxy and clusters with modifications of gravity, the weak-field (Newtonian and post-Newtonian) limit, and gravitational waves. Dark matter at galactic and cluster scales is traditionally included in the realm of cosmology and is discussed in Chap. 7. Here we focus on the weak-field limit of metric f(R) gravity, referring the reader to well known sources for other ETGs. We then discuss gravitational waves in ETGs.


Dark Matter Gravitational Wave Gravitational Potential Ricci Scalar Einstein Frame 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze FisicheUniversità di Napoli Federico IINapoliItaly
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentBishop’s UniversitySherbrookeCanada

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