Relativity and Cosmology


The Schwarzschild Solution: A Reply to C. Corda's Rebuttal

Authors: Stephen J. Crothers

In 2011 a paper by C. Corda was published in the Electronic Journal of Theoretical Physics (A Clarification on the Debate on “the Original Schwarzschild Solution'', EJTP 8, No. 25 (2011) 65-82). On the 18th February 2016 my paper titled ‘On Corda’s ‘Clarification’ of Schwarzschild’s Solution’ was received by all editors of EJTP. C. Corda has written a rebuttal, titled ‘Confusion and crackpottery by Mr. Stephen J. Crothers’. In his rebuttal Corda attempts to justify his reproduction in his paper, without reference, of the bulk of the original paper by K. Schwarzschild (1916), by his mere relabelling, renumbering and rearrangement of Schwarzschild’s equations, and contends that I have only emphasised his reproduction of Schwarzschild’s derivation. That Corda reproduced twenty-five of the equations in Schwarzschild’s paper is evident by comparison, as revealed in my paper. Moreover, I did not address only this in my paper, but also Corda’s ‘deformation of circumferences’ and his alleged ‘Schwarzschild sphere’, along with the issues of general covariance and coordinate transformations.

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