Logo

Lecture Notes on General Relativity

Small book cover: Lecture Notes on General Relativity

Lecture Notes on General Relativity
by

Publisher: University of California
Number of pages: 238

Description:
These notes represent approximately one semester's worth of lectures on introductory general relativity for beginning graduate students in physics. Topics include manifolds, Riemannian geometry, Einstein’s equations, and three applications: gravitational radiation, black holes, and cosmology.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(1.5MB, PDF)

Similar books

Book cover: Gravitational Waves, Sources, and DetectorsGravitational Waves, Sources, and Detectors
by - arXiv
Notes of lectures for graduate students, covering the theory of linearized gravitational waves, their sources, and the prospects at the time for detecting gravitational waves. The lectures remain of interest for pedagogical reasons.
(6548 views)
Book cover: The Geometry of General RelativityThe Geometry of General Relativity
by - Oregon State University
The manuscript emphasizes the use of differential forms, rather than tensors, which are barely mentioned. The focus is on the basic examples, namely the Schwarzschild black hole and the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models.
(7221 views)
Book cover: Space, Time and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity TheorySpace, Time and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity Theory
by - Cambridge University Press
The author gives an account of general relativity theory without introducing anything very technical in the way of mathematics, physics, or philosophy. It is hoped that the book may also appeal to those who have gone into the subject more deeply.
(9988 views)
Book cover: General Covariance and the Foundations of General RelativityGeneral Covariance and the Foundations of General Relativity
by - University of Pittsburgh
This text reviews the development of Einstein's thought on general covariance (the fundamental physical principle of GTR), its relation to the foundations of general relativity and the evolution of the continuing debate over his viewpoint.
(6967 views)