Einstein's Field Equations - Part 1 Topics covered: Derivation of the Einstein Field Equations. Requirement of General Covariance, Nonrelativistic Limit. Equivalent Forms for the Field Equations. Vacuum Solutions. Cosmological Constant Term. Modifications to Newtonian Gravity. Cosmological Constant Interpreted as a Vacuum Energy. Recorded May 06, 2014
"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.