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.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

(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.

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