The textbooks claim that the weak field (Newtonian) metric is more intuitive than the Schwarzschild metric, but I don’t agree.The time correction factor for the weak field metric is the same as that for the Schwarzschild metric. But for the length correction factor for the weak field metric is smaller than that of the Schwarzschild metric. In special relativity the length correction factor is the reciprocal of the time correction factor and it is also the reciprocal for the Schwarzschild metric. Why should it be more intuitive to use anything but the reciprocal. It seems to me that the weak field metric is less intuitive than the Schwarzschild metric.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Is Schwarzschild metric more intuitive?

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