The Schwarzschild Solution

  • Maurizio Gasperini
Part of the Undergraduate Lecture Notes in Physics book series (ULNP)


A derivation of the Schwarzschild metric and a discussion of its main properties (including a detailed computation of the precession of the planetary orbits). The Schwarzschild solution is also used as a simple example of “black hole” geometry, in order to illustrate the physical effects of the event horizon and the need for introducing the so-called “maximal analytical extension” of the coordinate system.


Black Hole Event Horizon Einstein Equation Geodesic Equation Minkowski Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Gasperini
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of BariBariItaly

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