8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

Video Lectures

Lecture 10: Spacetime Curvature

Description: How a certain spacetime duplicates the kinematics of Newtonian gravity for slow motion (continuation of lecture 9). Spacetime curvature, deduced by examining parallel transport of a vector around an infinitesimal parallelogram, described by the Riemann tensor (a 4 index tensor with 20 independent components).

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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