Covariant Derivatives, Curls and Divergences 
Covariant Derivatives, Curls and Divergences
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 9 of 24
Copyright Information: Hamber, Herbert. Physics 255 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), [December 25, 2014]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (
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Lecture Description

General Relativity - Part 5 Topics covered: Covariant Derivative, Covariant Derivative of the Metric, Covariant Differentiation along a Path, Examples of Parallel Transports for a Vector, Covariant Curls and Divergences, Finite Parallel Transports with Path Ordered Products, Gauge Invariance and Covariant Derivative in QED. Recorded April 29, 2014.

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Course Description

"Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation" is a graduate-level course taught at UC Irvine as Physics 255. This course covers diverse topics in general relativity, including an introduction to Einstein’s theory of gravitation, tensor analysis, Einstein’s field equations, astronomical tests of Einstein’s theory, and gravitational waves.


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