policies
and syllabus




Lecture 1: intro, units, galilean relativity, begin SR

HW1

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Lecture 2: derive LT and begin app




Lecture 3: more LT app and force




Lecture 4: SR tensors
 HW2
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Lecture 5: more SR tensors




Lecture 6: begin GR




Lecture 7: metric + Christoffel + Newtonian force
 HW3
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Lecture 8: begin calculus on manifolds




Lecture 9: curves + tensors + begin cov derivatives




Lecture 10: more covariant derivative + parallel transport
 HW4
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Lecture 11: Riemann tensor




Lecture 12: geodesic dev + weyl tensor + differential form




Lecture 13: integration + more differential form
 HW5
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Lecture 14: energymomentum tensor




Lecture 15: perfect fluid + derive einstein eqs




Lecture 16: variational einstein
 HW6
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Lecture 17: finish variational + begin tetrad




Lecture 18: finish tetrad




Lecture 19: Lie derivative
 HW7
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Lecture 20: isometry and static spherical symmetry




Lecture 21: redshift and begin orbits




Lecture 22: perihelia precession and bending of light
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Lecture 23: radar echo delay and begin coordinate singularity




Lecture 24: Kruskal and Penrose




Lecture 25: EinsteinRosen bridge & Birkhoff

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Lecture 26: Spherically symmetric stars




Lecture 27: Gaussian normal coordinates 



Lecture 28: spherical collapse of dust 



Lecture 29: finish collapse + white dwarfs and neutron stars 
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Lecture 30: begin cosmology 



Lecture 31: luminosity distance, dark stuff, perturbations 



Lecture 32: selfgravitating radiation clump 
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Lecture 33: temperature, CMB, causality 



Lecture 34: linearized vacuum perturbations




Lecture 35: gauge fixing and Green function

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Lecture 36: green's function solution 



Lecture 37: gravity Wave Sources and Gravity energymom tensor 



Lecture 38: power radiated and binary pulsar spin up rate

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Lecture 39: LIGO and Kerr begin




Lecture 40: more Kerr 



Lecture 41: LenseThirring

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Lecture 42: Poincare group and spin




Lecture 43 & 44: spinor and last lecture



