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12 votes
4 answers
8k views

Defrosting a chicken breast and the laws of thermodynamics?

11 votes
2 answers
4k views

What does the monopole/quadrupole moment of the Earth signify?

8 votes
0 answers
190 views

Visualising General Relativity [closed]

7 votes
1 answer
509 views

Symplectic integration methods - non-conservative forces

7 votes
2 answers
7k views

What is the relation between the Hamiltonian and Lagrangian in GR to Newtonian mechanics?

5 votes
1 answer
639 views

Derivation of Post-Newtonian (PN) expression for acceleration in Schwarzschild geometry

5 votes
1 answer
163 views

What is the reason for $g_{tt}g_{rr}=-1$?

5 votes
1 answer
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What are modern solar system applications of GR where approximation methods fail? [closed]

4 votes
3 answers
652 views

Is the cosmological constant the simplest candidate for dark energy?

4 votes
2 answers
15k views

Why does a wet towel become more hot than a dry one?

4 votes
2 answers
482 views

Schwarzschild solution - why use exponential functions?

4 votes
2 answers
503 views

How to obtain components of the metric tensor?

3 votes
2 answers
886 views

Geodesic equation for Newtonian gravity

2 votes
0 answers
563 views

Kruskal-Szekeres spacetime

2 votes
1 answer
251 views

Is there a Birkhoff-like theorem for axially symmetric gravity fields?

2 votes
1 answer
286 views

Numerical integration of Schwarzschild geodesic equations [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
222 views

How do you calculate unified planetary precession incl. both GR and Newtonian contributions?

2 votes
1 answer
196 views

What is the Newtonian gravitational potential for a fluid element?

2 votes
1 answer
100 views

Relativistic reference frames - What is the independent variable?

2 votes
1 answer
436 views

Expanding Schwarzschild solution using spherical harmonics?

2 votes
1 answer
293 views

Significance of Kretschmann scalar to flat spaces?

2 votes
1 answer
800 views

What is the difference between Kretschmann and Ricci scalar curvature? [duplicate]

1 vote
1 answer
609 views

What is a co-rotating frame?

1 vote
1 answer
237 views

What is the difference between kinematically non-rotating and dynamically non-rotating reference frames?

1 vote
1 answer
271 views

How to write arbitrary line elements in isotropic form?

1 vote
1 answer
134 views

When is Newton's law of gravity recoverable in GR?

1 vote
0 answers
67 views

Can I close my door with a torch? [duplicate]

1 vote
1 answer
153 views

What are the conditions for non-spherically symmetric gravitational fields in GR?

0 votes
1 answer
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Confusion about axially symmetric gravitational fields in general relativity

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1 answer
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Cooking breakfast - what is happening with the oil?