## On Theoretical Contradictions and Physical Misconceptions in the General Theory of Relativity

**Authors:** Stephen J. Crothers

It is demonstrated herein that:-

1. The quantity ‘r’ appearing in the so-called “Schwarzschild solution” is
neither a distance nor a geodesic radius in the manifold but is in fact the
inverse square root of the Gaussian curvature of the spatial section and
does not generally determine the geodesic radial distance (the proper radius)
from the arbitrary point at the centre of the spherically symmetric
metric manifold.

2. The Theory of Relativity forbids the existence of point-mass singularities
because they imply infinite energies (or equivalently, that a material
body can acquire the speed of light in vacuo);

3. Ric=R_{μν} =0 violates Einstein’s ‘Principle of Equivalence’ and so does
not describe Einstein’s gravitational field;

4. Einstein’s conceptions of the conservation and localisation of gravitational
energy are invalid;

5. The concepts of black holes and their interactions are ill-conceived;

6. The FRW line-element actually implies an open, infinite Universe in
both time and space, thereby invalidating the Big Bang cosmology.

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### Submission history

[v1] 14 Mar 2011

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