I know from classical physics that, for example, an electric field is spherically symmetric if its magnitude depends only on the distance [itex]r[/itex] to the origin (and not on the angles [itex]\phi[/itex], [itex]\theta[/itex]) and it's in radially inward or outward direction.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

But, what does it mean when spacetime is spherically symmetric? Does it mean that the metric depends only on [itex]r[/itex] and not on the angles?

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# Spherically symmetric spacetime

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