General Relativity

A black hole, surrounded by an accretion disk.

A concept drawing of a black hole. (Image courtesy of NASA.)


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Spring 2006



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8.962 is MIT's graduate course in general relativity, which covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity, differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.

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Edmund Bertschinger, and Scott Hughes. 8.962 General Relativity, Spring 2006. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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