Schwarzschild and Kerr Solutions of Einstein's Field Equation: an introduction
by Christian Heinicke, Friedrich W. Hehl
Publisher: arXiv 2015
Number of pages: 96
Starting from Newton's gravitational theory, we give a general introduction into the spherically symmetric solution of Einstein's vacuum field equation, the Schwarzschild(-Droste) solution, and into one specific stationary axially symmetric solution, the Kerr solution.
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