8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

Video Lectures

Lecture 12: The Einstein Field Equation

Description: The Einstein curvature tensor, a variation on the Ricci curvature, defined so that it has vanishing covariant divergence. Using this tensor, we at last build a field theory for spacetime, motivating the Einstein field equation by arguing how to generalize a gravitational field equation to relativity.

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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