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Why is the Schwarzschild Solution Independent of the Spatial Stresses?

Deser, S. and Laurent, B. E. (1968) Why is the Schwarzschild Solution Independent of the Spatial Stresses? American Journal of Physics, 36 (9). pp. 789-791. ISSN 0002-9505. doi:10.1119/1.1975149.

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The following paradox is raised and resolved: Both the energy density T_(00) and the spatial stresses T_(kl) are (independent) sources of the tensor gravitational field in general relativity. Yet the general Schwarzschild exterior solution depends only on one parameter m, related to T_(00), so that no properties of T_(ij) “propagate” to affect an outside observer.

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Additional Information:© 1968 American Association of Physics Teachers. (Received 8 May 1968) Supported in part by the U. S. Air Force OAR, Grant OSR 368-67.
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