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Light Deflection by a Gravitating Body a Hidden Deception in General Relativity Theory

Jerry Hynecek
Year: 2010 Pages: 3
In this paper it is shown that the calculation of the light deflection in the field of a gravitating body does not follow the well know Fermat principle from optics. An ad hoc formula is typically used for calculations to obtain an agreement with observations, which does not have any correspondence to similar formulas anywhere in physics. The root cause of the problem is traced to the Schwarzschild metric, which does not describe the reality correctly. When a new metric is used the standard Fermat principle can be generalized and used leading to the results agreeing with observations and experiments.