On the Vacuum Field of a Sphere of Incompressible Fluid
|Title||On the Vacuum Field of a Sphere of Incompressible Fluid|
|Author(s)||Stephen John Crothers|
|Keywords||Vacuum Field, Incompressible Fluid Sphere|
|Journal||Progress In Physics|
The vacuum field of the point-mass is an unrealistic idealization which does not occur in Nature - Nature does not make material points. A more realistic model must therefore encompass the extended nature of a real object. This problem has also been solved for a particular case by K. Schwarzschild in his neglected paper on the gravitational field of a sphere of incompressible fluid. I revive Schwarzschild?s solution and generalise it. The black hole is necessarily precluded. A body cannot undergo gravitational collapse to a material point.