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Title: Dark matter (energy) may be indistinguishable from modified gravity (MOND)
Authors: Sivaram, C
Keywords: Dark matter;Dark energy;MOND;GR alternatives;Generalized models
Issue Date: Oct-2017
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Co Pte Ltd
Citation: International Journal of Modern Physics D, Vol. 26, No. 12, 1743010
Abstract: For Newtonian dynamics to hold over galactic scales, large amounts of dark matter (DM) are required which would dominate cosmic structures. Accounting for the strong observational evidence that the universe is accelerating requires the presence of an unknown dark energy (DE) component constituting about 70% of the matter. Several ingenious ongoing experiments to detect the DM particles have so far led to negative results. Moreover, the comparable proportions of the DM and DE at the present epoch appear unnatural and not predicted by any theory. For these reasons, alternative ideas like MOND and modification of gravity or general relativity over cosmic scales have been proposed. It is shown in this paper that these alternate ideas may not be easily distinguishable from the usual DM or DE hypotheses. Specific examples are given to illustrate this point that the modified theories are special cases of a generalized DM paradigm.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 0218-2718
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