8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

Video Lectures

Lecture 1: Introduction and The Geometric Viewpoint on Physics

Description: Introduction; the geometric viewpoint on physics. Review of Lorentz transformations and Lorentz-invariant intervals. The 4-vector; basis vectors and vector components. Introduction to component notation. The inner product between two 4-vectors, and the metric tensor.

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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