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MOND as the weak-field limit of an extended metric theory of gravity

Abstract

We show that the Modified Newtonian Dynamics (MOND) regime can be fully recovered as the weak-field limit of a particular theory of gravity formulated in the metric approach. This is possible when Milgrom's acceleration constant is taken as a fundamental quantity which couples to the theory in a very consistent manner. As a consequence, the scale invariance of the gravitational interaction is naturally broken. In this sense, Newtonian gravity is the weak-field limit of general relativity and MOND is the weak-field limit of that particular extended theory of gravity.Comment: To appear in the proceedings of the 2011 Spanish Relativity Meeting (ERE2011) held in Madrid, Spain, 4 page

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