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A different take on the Schwarzschild Metric

  1. Jun 4, 2009 #1
    I have written a report on the Schwarzschild Metric, where I derive a version of it that I have never seen before in the literature. I have no idea whether it is correct or not.

    I would like to submit it for publication except that I would first like someone much more competent than I to review it first and tell me if and where its wrong (probably the first sentence).

    No, I am not a crackpot trying to prove Einstein wrong. Einstein was not wrong (at least about Relativity). Yes, I can spell Hawking and Feynman correctly. No I don't compare myself with them - or Galileo.

    The great problem is that this is the Internet and there are millions of loons who think they've discovered something that has eluded other mere mortals. I am not one of those people.

    The other problem with cranks is that they waste huge amounts of time, if allowed. A review of this paper should be able to identify mistakes quickly and easily within the time it takes to read the paper (about 15-20 minutes) and I do not wish to engage in a long rambling discourse on why you'll be jealous when I win the Nobel Prize.

    I'm simply trying to grasp General Relativity and think I might have found something original (but I probably haven't). I've probably stumbled into an error and I'd like a kind professor or PhD to tell me where I've gone wrong so I can learn from my mistakes and so I don't send a fundamentally flawed paper off to a journal and make a complete *** of myself.

    I'm asking for peer review except the peer I'm seeking knows what they're talking about. If I can grasp the concept of where I've erred then this should be all over in an hour.

    If there are willing academics out there willing to spare me a few minutes of their time to explain where I went wrong, then could they please send me a PM with their e-mail address and by return I'll send the paper.

    No, I don't want to discuss the paper on the Forum - I'm embarrassed enough as it is.
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  3. Jun 4, 2009 #2

    Wallace and Mentz114 have volunteered to tear my scientific argument to shreds. If there's another academic out there who'd like to stomp on my scientific grave then send a PM with your e-mail address and I'll send the paper.
  4. Jun 5, 2009 #3
    Further Update:

    Wallace made an excellent suggestion that improved the paper immensely and corrected a mistake I'd made!
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