The Pope-Osborne Angular Momentum Synthesis (POAMS) postulates that all motion is naturally orbital and that orbital angular momentum is holistically conserved. This paper demonstrates how the standard time dilation formula of Special Relativity, here obtained in a more economical way, can be incorporated into POAMS in order to predict orbital time dilation effects. These effects are the same as those predicted by General Relativity, but are obtained without reference to the Einstein field equations. It is also shown how the postulates of POAMS, together with these predicted orbital time dilation effects, can be used to derive what is effectively Schwarzschild space-time and hence the perihelion shift effect observed in the motion of planets.
We believe that in their first flushes of inspiration, what practical physicists such as Newton, Faraday and Coulomb conceived as in vacuo ?forces? of ?gravitation?, ?magnetism? and ?electrostatics? were not meant to be fixed-for-all-time philosophical statements as to what the world is or how it works. We think that these were no more than convenient working hypotheses as to how to deal practically with certain observational and experimental measures. Accordingly, we suggest that these postulated ?forces? of static interaction held responsible for the orbital motions of particles on the micro- as well as the macro-physical levels, may now usefully be replaced by a common factor, angular momentum, which is shown to be sufficient in itself to explain orbital motion. In doing this, we extend and clarify ideas encapsulated in our previous papers concerning angular momentum. This leads us to predict certain measurable physical effects associated with spinning bodies.