# An error in Gravitation by Misner Thorne and Wheeler?

I was studying on Gravitation the PPN formalism.

Since in equation (39.41) pag. 1087, the term

$1 + \dfrac{v^2}{2}+(2+\gamma)U = 1 + \dfrac{v^2}{2}+3U$ (the second in GR)

looked odd, I tried (several times) to derive the formula, but I always find:

$1 + \dfrac{v^2}{2}+U$

Is this one of the two famous errors metioned by Wheeler?

I am really going crazy over this...

• Just two errors? I find that unlikely.
– user10851
Commented May 20, 2014 at 16:03
• Just two famous ones... Commented May 20, 2014 at 19:52
• Is the question really to know if this is specifically one of two mentioned by Wheeler, or just if this is an error? Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 5:35
• @Brick just to know if it is an error. Commented Oct 12, 2015 at 7:09
• In the edition that I have, I have the equation $A^0{}_0 = 1 + \frac{v^2}{2} + U + {\cal O} (\epsilon^4)$. Is this the one that you are looking for? Commented Oct 13, 2015 at 4:27

$$A^0_0 = 1 + \frac{v^2}{2} + U + O(\epsilon^4)$$