Field Equations for a Homogeneous Isotropic Metric 
Field Equations for a Homogeneous Isotropic Metric
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 19 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

Solutions to the Field Equations - Part 6 Topics covered: Solutions to the Field Equations for a Homogeneous Isotropic Metric, Relation to Newtonian Mechanics, Matter Dominated Universe, Effects of Radiation and of the Cosmological Constant, Density and Pressure of the Present Universe, Evolution of the Black Body Temperature, Estimates for the Hubble Constant, Relative Contributions of Vacuum Energy and Matter in the Present Universe. Recorded June 03, 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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