World lines and Schwarzschild solution

General Relativity (Fall, 2008)

December 8, 2008
World lines of accelerated motion in space-time diagrams.
Light cone and accelerated motion.
The Schwarzschild solution for a point mass.
The central singularity of the Schwarzschild solution cannot be transformed away.
The event horizon.
  • Space-time diagram
  • Light cone
  • Schwarzschild metric
  • Singularity
  • Event horizon