Einstein-Hilbert Action & Brans-Dicke Theory 
Einstein-Hilbert Action & Brans-Dicke Theory
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 12 of 24
Copyright Information: Hamber, Herbert. Physics 255 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine), http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/einsteins_general_relativity_and_... [December 25, 2014]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/deed.en_US)
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Lecture Description

Einstein's Field Equations - Part 2 Topics covered: Einstein-Hilbert Action, Variational Principle, Palatini Identity. Role of the Action in Constructing the Feynman Path Integral for Quantized Gravity. Gravitational Functional Measure. Need to Maintain General Covariance. Scalar-Tensor Extensions of Gravity. Brans-Dicke Theory. Field Equation Modifications from the Massless BD Scalar. Recorded May 08, 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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