• Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) as a Modification of Newtonian Inertia

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      Dark matter; modified dynamics; Lorentz invariance.

    • Abstract


      We present a modified inertia formulation of Modified Newtonian dynamics (MOND) without retaining Galilean invariance. Assuming that the existence of a universal upper bound, predicted by MOND, to the acceleration produced by a dark halo is equivalent to a violation of the hypothesis of locality (which states that an accelerated observer is pointwise inertial), we demonstrate that Milgrom’s law is invariant under a new space–time coordinate transformation. In light of the new coordinate symmetry, we address the deficiency of MOND in resolving the mass discrepancy problem in clusters of galaxies.

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      Mohammed Alzain1

      1. Department of Physics, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman, Sudan.
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