Classroom reconstruction of the Schwarzschild metric

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Kassner, Klaus;
(2015)

A promising way to introduce general relativity in the classroom is to study the physical implications of certain given metrics, such as the Schwarzschild one. This involves lower mathematical expenditure than an approach focusing on differential geometry in its full gl... View more
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