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- PHY 620 - General Relativity
- Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation
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## PHY 620 - General Relativity

The topic of this course is the classical relativistic theory of gravity, General Relativity. This is a geometric theory: the key idea is that gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of space-time. We will then discuss the field equations of general relativity, and explore the physical properties of interesting simple solutions, describing black holes, cosmology, and gravitational waves.

Suggestions for the web page are also welcome. There are many good books, a selection of which are listed below. There are also many texts available on-line see below ; you may find it useful to look at relevant chapters of the lecture notes by Carroll. Be aware that different authors use different conventions; in this course, the conventions are as follows.

A good place to start is Relativity on the WWW. This contains plenty of movies etc, and a long list of on-line texts. All the relativity-related links one could ever want are at the Syracuse relativity bookmarks. Carroll's lecture notes were already mentioned above. There's also an excellent guide to black holes with loads of movies and useful diagrams. For further reading once you've learned the basics, I recommend the journal Living reviews in relativity , which publishes web-based reviews of current fields of interest in relativity.

Books There are many good books, a selection of which are listed below. Fairly accessible and a good companion to the course. A good book for independant study. May be useful for those who want to know a little more about topics I cover lightly. Wald, General Relativity , Chicago Somewhat brief treatment of the introductory topics; good discussions of advanced topics of current interest.

## Problem Book in Relativity and Gravitation

An essential resource for learning about general relativity and much more, from four leading experts. Important and useful to every student of relativity, this book is a unique collection of some problems--with solutions--in the fields of special and general relativity, gravitation, relativistic astrophysics, and cosmology. The problems are expressed in broad physical terms to enhance their pertinence to readers with diverse backgrounds. In their solutions, the authors have attempted to convey a mode of approach to these kinds of problems, revealing procedures that can reduce the labor of calculations while avoiding the pitfall of too much or too powerful formalism. Although well suited for individual use, the volume may also be used with one of the modem textbooks in general relativity. A wide variety of topics are covered and extensive solutions are given to the insightfully formulated exercises.

Professor :. Thursday before colloquium is also often a good time to find me. Homework and solutions. Lecture notes and other materials. Announcements Date. I posted the solutions for the final problem set.

PDF | In commemoration of the th anniversary of general relativity, many others would look back on its history and achievements, so I will.

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The topic of this course is the classical relativistic theory of gravity, General Relativity. This is a geometric theory: the key idea is that gravity is a manifestation of the curvature of space-time. We will then discuss the field equations of general relativity, and explore the physical properties of interesting simple solutions, describing black holes, cosmology, and gravitational waves.

If you are using a Unix machine, Postscript will probably open faster and look better on the screen, otherwise, you should click on the pdf version. Problem Sheet 1 : pdf , ps and solutions pdf , ps , short pdf and short ps. Also source as a tar file. Tensors, covariant derivative. Problem Sheet 1b : pdf , ps and solutions pdf , ps , short pdf and short ps.

### Book Details

General relativity , also known as the general theory of relativity , is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in and is the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation , providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time or four-dimensional spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations , a system of partial differential equations.

General relativity , also known as the general theory of relativity , is the geometric theory of gravitation published by Albert Einstein in and is the current description of gravitation in modern physics. General relativity generalizes special relativity and refines Newton's law of universal gravitation , providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time or four-dimensional spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. The relation is specified by the Einstein field equations , a system of partial differential equations.

The general theory of relativity is a theory of manifolds equipped with Lorentz metrics and fields which describe the matter content. In addition, there are equations describing the evolution of the matter. This book first provides a definition of the concept of initial data and a proof of the correspondence between initial data and development. It turns out that some initial data allow non-isometric maximal developments, complicating the uniqueness issue. The second half of the book is concerned with this and related problems, such as strong cosmic censorship. The book presents complete proofs of several classical results that play a central role in mathematical relativity but are not easily accessible to those wishing to enter the subject.

#### I. General Information and Syllabus

It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. This textbook develops Special Relativity in a systematic way assuming no prior knowledge of Relativity; however the student is assumed to be familiar with the basics of the standard vector calculus. The approach is structural in the sense that it develops Special Relativity in Minkowski space following the same steps with the development of Newtonian Physics in Euclidian space. A second characteristic of the book is that it discusses the mathematics of the theory independently of the physical principles, so that the reader will appreciate its role in the development of the physical theory.

Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. In commemoration of the th anniversary of general relativity, many others would look back on its history and achievements, so I will write mine focusing on the problems of general relativity and their solutions. Pieces of writing hereunder are the rearrangement of my past idea from thesis [1] and postings on my personal blog [2] and science community by focusing on the theme of problems and solutions of general relativity. Save to Library.