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How does the GR field equation reduce to Newton's law of gravity?

  1. Jul 17, 2009 #1
    I've never taken a class on GR, but I've been looking at books on the subject.

    Clearly, Einstein's equations for GR must reduce to Newton's law of gravity, but how? I haven't seen it worked out anywhere. Can someone send me a link, or show a proof or derivation?

    Like I said, it's not homework or anything; I'm just interested in seeing how it's done.

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