Physics 717: Relativity

      Instructor: Prof. Daniel Chung
      Office location: 5287 Chamberlin
      Email: danielchung@wisc.edu
      Phone: 608-265-3133

      Class coordinates:
      Chamberlin  2104
      Tues, Thurs 1 PM - 2:15 PM (Spring, 2017)

    
                        

policies and syllabus


 HW1

 HW1sol

lecture 1: intro and special rel Wald 470
Weinberg 15


lecture 2: applications of Lorentz transform
Weinberg 25-34


lecture 3: forces + momenta + action + begin tensors + electrodynamics
Weinberg 31-47
Wald 61-62
HW2 HW2sol
lecture 4: equivalence principle + geodesic eq
Weinberg 70-73


lecture 5: more christoffel and begin manifolds
Weinberg 72-77
Wald 11-18
HW3 HW3sol
lecture 6: tensors and covariant derivatives
Wald 19-23


lecture 7: geodesics + begin Riemann Wald 36-41
HW4 HW4sol
lecture 8: Riemann + Bianchi + beg diff form Wald 41-49, 428-434


lecture 9: more diff form + phenomenological energy-mom tensor begin
Wald 68-71
HW5 HW5sol
lecture 10: energy-momentum tensor and derive Einstein Wald 62-74 (some read before); Weinberg 47-52


lecture 11: variational_einstein
Wald 450; Weinberg 364
HW6 HW6sol
lecture 12: tetrad formalism Wald 49-53


lecture 13: Lie derivative
Wald 439; Weinberg 291
HW7 HW7sol
lecture 14: isometry + static + stationary + Schwarzschild
Wald 118-125;
Weinberg 395-404


lecture 15: redshift + orbits + light bending
Weinberg 185-193;
Wald 136-143
HW8 HW8sol
ecture 16: radar echo + Rindler + coordinate singularitiess Weinberg 201-207;
Wald 148-152


lecture 17: Kruskal_Penrose
Wald 152-155
HW9 HW9sol
lecture 18: wormhole + Birkhoff Weinberg 335


lecture 19: spherically symmetric stars
Wald 125-135
Weinberg 299-304
Weinberg 338-349
HW10 HW10sol
lecture 20: gravitational collapse of dust + neutron stars
Weinberg 308-321
HW11 HW11sol
lecture 21: homogeneous cosmology Wald 91-116


lecture 22: perturbation + termperature
Physics Reports 215: 210-217 (1992)
Classical and Quantum Gravity 7: 1169-1180 (1990)


lecture 23: causality, CMB + begin gravity waves http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0303072
Weinberg chapter 10
HW12 HW12sol
lecture 24: gauge fixing + green function Weinberg chapter 10

lecture 25: Green's function Wald 82-83; Weinberg 267
HW13 HW13sol
lecture 26: power radiated + graviton energy-momentum begin


lecture 27: finish gravity waves Wald 84-88
HW14 HW14sol
lecture 28: Kerr solution + begin precession Wald 312-317


lecture 29: Lense-Thirring + begin Poincare



lecture 30: spin and spinor Weinberg 365