Query : 2009A&A...505...21C

2009A&A...505...21C - Astronomy and Astrophysics, volume 505, 21-28 (2009/10-1)

Testing an exact f(R)-gravity model at galactic and local scales.


Abstract (from CDS):

The weak field limit for a pointlike source of a f(R)∝R3/2-gravity model is studied. We aim to show the viability of such a model as a valid alternative to GR + dark matter at Galactic and local scales.Without considering dark matter, within the weak field approximation, we find general exact solutions for gravity with standard matter, and apply them to some astrophysical scales, recovering the consistency of the same f(R)-gravity model with cosmological results.In particular, we show that it is possible to obtain flat rotation curves for galaxies, and consistency with Solar System tests, as in the so-called ``Chameleon approach''. In fact, the peripheral velocity v is shown to be expressed as v=λsqrt(M), so that the Tully-Fisher relation is recovered.The results point out the possibility of achieving alternative theories of gravity in which exotic ingredients like dark matter and dark energy are not necessary, while their coarse-grained astrophysical and cosmological effects can be related to a geometric origin.

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Journal keyword(s): gravitation - Galaxy: fundamental parameters - solar system: general - cosmology: dark matter - gravitation lensing

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Number of rows : 4
N Identifier Otype ICRS (J2000)
ICRS (J2000)
Mag U Mag B Mag V Mag R Mag I Sp type #ref
1850 - 2022
1 M 31 G 00 42 44.330 +41 16 07.50 4.86 4.36 3.44     ~ 11795 1
2 NAME SMC G 00 52 38.0 -72 48 01   2.79 2.2     ~ 10197 1
3 NAME Magellanic Clouds GrG 03 00 -71.0           ~ 6282 1
4 NAME LMC G 05 23 34.6 -69 45 22     0.4     ~ 15996 1

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