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TY - ABST
AU - Acedo, L.
TI - A phenomenological variable speed of light theory and the secular increase of the astronomical unit
JO - Physics Essays
PY - 2013-12-30T00:00:00///
VL - 26
IS - 4
SP - 567
EP - 573
KW - Anomalous Secular Increase of the Moon's Orbital Eccentricity
KW - Secular Increase of the Astronomical Unit
KW - Time Variation of Fundamental Constants
KW - Variable Speed of Light (VSL) Theories
N2 - 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 − *β H*
_{0}
*t*), *m*(*t*) = *m*
_{0}(1 + 2*β 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,
*β* is a constant. In fact, we calculate the perturbations in the orbits of the planets in the solar system. We can deduce that *β* 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.
UR - https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/pe/pe/2013/00000026/00000004/art00011
M3 - doi:10.4006/0836-1398-26.4.567
UR - https://doi.org/10.4006/0836-1398-26.4.567
ER -