General Relativity

A black hole, surrounded by an accretion disk.

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

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

8.962

As Taught In

Spring 2006

Level

Graduate

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Course Description

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.

Bertschinger, Edmund, and Scott Hughes. 8.962 General Relativity, Spring 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/physics/8-962-general-relativity-spring-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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