*Derivation of Relativistic Transformations for Gravitational Fields from Retarded Field Integrals*

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Scientific Paper | |
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Title | Derivation of Relativistic Transformations for Gravitational Fields from Retarded Field Integrals |

Author(s) | Oleg D Jefimenko |

Keywords | gravitational fields, special relativity, electrodynamics |

Published | 1995 |

Journal | Galilean Electrodynamics |

Volume | 6 |

Number | 2 |

Pages | 23-30 |

## Abstract

Transformation equations for gravitational fields analogous to Lorentz-Einstein transformations of relativistic electrodynamics are derived from retarded gravitational field integrals. The derivation shows that Newton's gravitational theory extended to time-dependent fields is fully compatible with the principle of relativity and allows a covariant formulation. It also shows that the classical theory of retardation can be used for developing a relativity theory equivalent to Einstein's special relativity theory in its practical aspects but free from the controversial elements of the latter - time dilation and length contraction in particular.