Hi, I was wondering if anybody could help me understand the derivation of the Schwarzschild metric developed by the author of mathpages website. Rather than reproduce all the equations via latex, I have attached a 2-page pdf summary that also points to the mathpages article and explains my present understanding.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

While I followed most of the steps, there is one specific step – see equation [13] that was unclear to me. Equally, I could find no obvious way to proceed from equation [12], which I thought would be a valid starting point in order to resolve the last [grr] coefficient.

Would really appreciate any help with the maths and in particular any physical interpretation of the Schwarzschild metric. For example, it would seem that time dilation is a real and measurable effect that can be confirmed on return to flat spacetime, while the idea of length expansion in GR and length contraction in SR appears more ambiguous.Thanks

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