Logo

Lecture Notes on General Relativity

Small book cover: Lecture Notes on General Relativity

Lecture Notes on General Relativity
by

Publisher: Universitaet Bern
Number of pages: 928

Description:
The first half of this course will be dedicated to developing the machinery (of tensor calculus and Riemannian geometry) required to describe physics in a curved space time, i.e. in a gravitational field. In the second half of this course, we will then turn to various applications of General Relativity. Foremost among them is the description of the classical predictions of General Relativity and their experimental verification.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(5.7MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: An Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic StarsAn Introduction to the Theory of Rotating Relativistic Stars
by - arXiv
These notes introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure.
(7493 views)
Book cover: Recent Developments in Gravitational Collapse and Spacetime SingularitiesRecent Developments in Gravitational Collapse and Spacetime Singularities
by - arXiv
The research of recent years has provided considerable clarity and insight on stellar collapse, black holes and the nature and structure of spacetime singularities. In this text, the authors discuss several of these developments here.
(6301 views)
Book cover: Light Rays, Singularities, and All ThatLight Rays, Singularities, and All That
by - arXiv.org
This article is an introduction to causal properties of General Relativity. Topics include the Raychaudhuri equation, singularity theorems of Penrose and Hawking, the black hole area theorem, topological censorship, and the Gao-Wald theorem.
(528 views)
Book cover: An Advanced Course in General RelativityAn Advanced Course in General Relativity
by - University of Guelph
These lecture notes are suitable for a one-semester course at the graduate level. Table of contents: Fundamentals; Geodesic congruences; hypersurfaces; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of general relativity; Black holes.
(6894 views)