8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

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Lecture 11: More on Spacetime Curvature

Description: Variants on the Riemann curvature tensor: the Ricci tensor and Ricci scalar, both obtained by taking traces of the Riemann curvature. The connection of curvature to tides; geodesic deviation. Finally, the Bianchi identity, an identity describing derivatives of the Riemann curvature.

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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