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8.962 | Spring 2020 | Graduate
General Relativity
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Lecture 1: Introduction and The Geometric Viewpoint on Physics
Lecture 2: Introduction to Tensors
Lecture 3: Tensors Continued
Lecture 4: Volumes and Volume Elements; Conservation Laws
Lecture 5: The Stress Energy Tensor and the Christoffel Symbol
Lecture 6: The Principle of Equivalence
Lecture 7: The Principle of Equivalence Continued; Parallel Transport
Lecture 8: Lie Transport, Killing Vectors, Tensor Densities
Lecture 9: Geodesics
Lecture 10: Spacetime Curvature
Lecture 11: More on Spacetime Curvature
Lecture 12: The Einstein Field Equation
Lecture 13: The Einstein Field Equation (Variant Derivation)
Lecture 14: Linearized Gravity I: Principles and Static Limit
Lecture 15: Linearized Gravity II: Dynamic Sources
Lecture 16: Gravitational Radiation I
Lecture 17: Gravitational Radiation II
Lecture 18: Cosmology I
Lecture 19: Cosmology II
Lecture 20: Spherical Compact Sources I
Lecture 21: Spherical Compact Sources II
Lecture 22: Black Holes I
Lecture 23: Black Holes II
Course Info
Instructor
Prof. Scott Hughes
Departments
Physics
As Taught In
Spring 2020
Level
Graduate
Topics
Science
Physics
Relativity
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theaters
Lecture Videos
assignment
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