**Subject:** Relativistically Corrected Orbits: EH versus ECE

**Date:** Wed, 30 Apr 2008 06:30:18 EDT

The standard argument here is that the Schwarzschild metric (so called) produces the inverse r attractive (negative sign) part of the potential, plus the positive valued repulsion potential of an orbit, plus the relativistic correction that produces the perihelion advance. Then tests of gr set out to measure the preihelion advance accurately using satellites or binary pulsar observations. The Christoffel connection is used throughout in the standard model, and torsion is zero implicitly, or just not mentioned at all. It is then claimed that EH predicts the perihelion advance very accurately, and these claims are merely repeated as data get more precise. The ECE theory counter argues these claims by showing that the Christoffel connection is geometrically self-contradictory (as in the previous note) and that torsion always enters into the basic equations of gravitation (notably the gravitomagnetic equations obtained directly from the Bianchi identity with torsion). ECE shows for example that the acceleration due to gravity g is a well defined scalar torsion within a factor of proportionality. ECE also shows that the Schwarzschild alpha is not predictive, it is an adjustable parameter, so the basis of the predictive claims of EH is undermined completely. What really happens is that a Ricci flat geometry, producing a parameter called alpha by Schwarzschild, is adjusted to produce Newtonian dynamics in a given limit. A source mass M is introduced depsite the fact that a Ricci flat geometry contains no source mass M, another self-contradiction of EH. Finally ECE shows that an angular momentum generates torsion through the rotation generator. In an orbit of any kind, rotation is present. There is a non-zero angular velocity of the orbit (the Kepler laws). Therefore in any orbit space-time torsion is non-zero. The Christoffel connection of the standard model implies zero torsion, a self contradiction.

So satellite data should be used to test ECE (and other new theories) but not EH, for the above reasons and several others. In fact (_www.santilli-galilei.com_ (http://www.santilli-galilei.com) and _www.aias.us_ (http://www.aias.us) ) EH has been criticised many times by many leading scientists since inception. The standard modellers essentially indulge in propagandist, public consumption, material which just states that EH is a very precise predictive theory, or similar incorrect statements. In fact EH is not predictive at all, and is internally self-inconsistent. To develop a self-consistent theory of precise satellite data requries torsion and curvature, the basic elements of Cartan’s self-consistent geometry.