8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate

General Relativity

Video Lectures

Lecture 4: Volumes and Volume Elements; Conservation Laws

Description: Volumes and volume elements, covariant construction using the Levi-Civita tensor. How to go between differential and integral formulations of conservation laws. Electrodynamics in geometric language (4-current, Faraday field tensor). Introduction of the stress-energy tensor, with the perfect fluid stress-energy tensor as a particularly important example.

Instructor: Prof. Scott Hughes

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Spring 2020
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