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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Is there a less boring way of deriving the Schwarzschild solution? The derivation itself is easy to going with; what I don't like is computing all the Christoffel symbols and Ricci tensor components --there are so many possible combinations of indices. I know that by using some constraint conditions one don't need to consider some of the Christoffel symbols, but still one end up with many equations.

(I wonder how many time Schwarzschild himself took to derive that solution for the first time....)

BTW, I've read that he was at a hospital at that time; good place to do calculus if you can.

(I wonder how many time Schwarzschild himself took to derive that solution for the first time....)

BTW, I've read that he was at a hospital at that time; good place to do calculus if you can.