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Schwarzschild and Kerr Solutions of Einstein's Field Equation: an introduction

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Schwarzschild and Kerr Solutions of Einstein's Field Equation: an introduction
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Publisher: arXiv
Number of pages: 96

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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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