@article {Acedo:2013:0836-1398:567,
title = "A phenomenological variable speed of light theory and the secular increase of the astronomical unit",
journal = "Physics Essays",
parent_itemid = "infobike://pe/pe",
publishercode ="pe",
year = "2013",
volume = "26",
number = "4",
publication date ="2013-12-30T00:00:00",
pages = "567-573",
itemtype = "ARTICLE",
issn = "0836-1398",
eissn = "2371-2236",
url = "https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/pe/pe/2013/00000026/00000004/art00011",
doi = "doi:10.4006/0836-1398-26.4.567",
keyword = "Anomalous Secular Increase of the Moon's Orbital Eccentricity, Secular Increase of the Astronomical Unit, Time Variation of Fundamental Constants, Variable Speed of Light (VSL) Theories",
author = "Acedo, L.",
abstract = "In this paper, we propose a variable speed of light (VSL) theory in which both the speed of light, c, and the inertial and gravitational masses, m, depend on the age of the universe. From a purely phenomenological standpoint, both c and m are supposed to
be approximate linear functions of the form c(t)=c
0(1 H
0
t), m(t)=m
0(1+2 H
0
t), where H
0 is the Hubble parameter at the present time, c
0 and m
0 are, respectively, the initial values of the speed of light and the mass of a given particle at that particular instant of time, taken as reference to the present cosmological epoch. Furthermore,
is a constant. In fact, we calculate the perturbations in the orbits of the planets in the solar system. We can deduce that is of the order of magnitude of the fine-structure constant. This model explains both the anomalous secular increase of the astronomical unit
and the recently reported anomalous increase of the Moon's orbital eccentricity.",
}