*The Electrodynamic Origin of the Force of Gravity*

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Title | The Electrodynamic Origin of the Force of Gravity |

Author(s) | Charles William Lucas |

Keywords | gravity |

Published | 2006 |

Journal | None |

## Abstract

The force of gravity is shown to be a statistical residual force due to the fourth order terms in v/c of the derived universal classical electrodynamic force between vibrating neutral dipoles consisting of atomic electrons vibrating with respect to protons in the nucleus of neutral atoms. The derived gravitational force has the customary radial term plus a new non-radial term. From the radial term the gravitational mass is defined in terms of electrodynamic parameters. The non-radial term causes the orbits of the planets about the sun to spiral about a circular orbit giving the appearance of an elliptical orbit tilted with respect to the equatorial plane of the sun. The vibrational mechanism causing the gravitational force slowly decays over time giving rise to the expansion of the planets (including the earth) and moons in our solar system, the cosmic background radiation, Hubble?s red shifts versus distance due to gravitational red shifting, Tifft?s quantized red shifts as a type of Bode?s law, and Tifft?s measured decay of the magnitude of red shifts over time. Arguments will be given that this derived law of gravity is superior to Newton?s Universal Law of Gravitation and Einstein?s General Relativity Theory.