Expressing the Schwarzschild in the Weyl form allows one to use the Newton potential. The Newton potential here is, perhaps surprisingly, equivalent with a rod of length 2M and mass M. Also the rod is exactly positioned where r = 2M. Furthermore if we decrease the length of the rod to the solution of a point mass, the solution is no longer spherically symmetric.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

What, if anything, do you think is the significance of all this?

Fair question: Does the Schwarzschild solution refer to a removed rod or to a removed point mass?

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# Schwarzschild and Newton potential

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