Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation. Lec 08: General Relativity 4 (English)

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Recorded: April 24, 2014

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Lecture 8: General Relativity 4

Course Description: "Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation" is taught at UCI as Physics 255. Topics covered: Principle of General Covariance. Local versus Global Invariances, Gauge Fields and the QED Analogy, General Structure of Invariant Equations, Tensor Algebra, Raising and Lowering of Indices, Contractions, Tensor Densities, Space-Time Volume Element, Transformation Properties of the Affine Connection, General Coordinate Invariance of the Equation of Free Fall.

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Herbert Hamber
Physics & Astronomy

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