8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

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Lecture 20: Spherical Compact Sources I

Description: Spherically symmetric and compact bodies. We develop the spacetime of a spherical “star” made of some kind of matter, using the Einstein field equations to develop the Tolman-Oppenheimer-Volkov (TOV) equations which determine this body’s structure and that generalize the Newtonian equations of stellar structure to general relativity.

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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