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Copyright by Royal Astronomical Society. 2014MNRAS.441.3724M The MOG weak field approximation - II. Observational test of Chandra X-ray clusters Moffat, J. W.; Rahvar, S. Abstract. We apply the weak field approximation limit of the covariant scalar-tensor-vector gravity theory, so-called MOdified gravity (MOG), to the dynamics of clusters of galaxies by using only baryonic matter. The MOG effective gravitational potential in the weak field approximation is composed of an attractive Newtonian term and a repulsive Yukawa term with two parameters {alpha} and mu. The numerical values of these parameters have been obtained by fitting the predicted rotation curves of galaxies to observational data, yielding the best-fitting result: {alpha} = 8.89 +/- 0.34 and mu = 0.042 +/- 0.004 kpc^-1^. We extend the observational test of this theory to clusters of galaxies, using data for the ionized gas and the temperature profile of nearby clusters obtained by the Chandra X-ray telescope. Using the MOG virial theorem for clusters, we compare the mass profiles of clusters from observation and theory for 11 clusters. The theoretical mass profiles for the inner parts of clusters exceed the observational data. However, the observational data for the inner parts of clusters (i.e. r < 0.1r_500_) is scattered, but at distances larger than ~300 kpc, the observed and predicted mass profiles converge. Our results indicate that MOG as a theory of modified gravity is compatible with the observational data from the Solar system to megaparsec scales without invoking dark matter. Key words: gravitation, galaxies: clusters: general, galaxies: kinematics and dynamics, X-rays: galaxies: clusters
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