Spacetime and Fields
by Nikodem J. Poplawski
Publisher: arXiv 2009
Number of pages: 114
We present a self-contained introduction to the classical theory of spacetime and fields. The order of the presentation is: 1. Spacetime (tensors, affine connection, curvature, metric, tetrad and spin connection, Lorentz group, spinors), 2. Fields (principle of least action, action for gravitational field, matter, symmetries and conservation laws, gravitational field equations, spinor fields, electromagnetic field).
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by Neil Lambert - King's College London
This course is meant as introduction to what is widely considered to be the most beautiful and imaginative physical theory ever devised: General Relativity. It is assumed that you have a reasonable knowledge of Special Relativity as well as tensors.
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