Anybody have a stupid/intuitive/clever trick/mnemonic/baby-story to remember the Christoffel symbols(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

and the Einstein Field equations

for the Schwarzschild metric

$$ds^2 = A(r)dt^2 - B(r)dr^2 - r^2 d \theta^2 - r^2 \sin^2(\theta) d\varphi^2$$

without even using a pen? I can derive it all multiple ways etc... but writing these things down from thin air from memory without any effort is the next hurdle, any tricks appreciated

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# I Trick for Remembering Schwarzschild Christoffel's/EFE's?

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