Equivalence Principle & Metric Tensors 
Equivalence Principle & Metric Tensors
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 5 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

General Relativity - Part 1 Topics covered: Non-Relativistic (Newtonian) Gravity, Freely Falling Observers, Principle of Equivalence, Statement of the Principle, Supporting Measurements (Eötvös Experiment), Equation of Free Fall (Geodesic Equation), Metric Tensor and Affine Connection. Recorded April 15, 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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