8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

Video Lectures

Lecture 2: Introduction to Tensors

Description: The notion of “coordinate” bases. Several important 4-vectors for physics: 4-velocity, 4-momentum, 4-acceleration, and their properties. 1-forms, and tensors more generally. Using the metric and its inverse to raise and lower tensor indices. Introduction to tensor fields. The number flux 4-vector, and its use in defining a conservation law.

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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