Einstein's Field Equations - Part 3 Topics covered: Field Degrees of Freedom and Constraints. Coordinate Conditions. Analogy to Gauge Choice in Electrodynamics. Physical Degrees of Freedom. Harmonic Gauge. Weak Field Expansion, Linear Part of the Ricci Tensor. Asymptotically Flat Metrics. Energy, Momentum and Angular Momentum of a Gravitational Field. Static Isotropic Metric. Derivation of the Solution to the Field Equations for a Static Isotropic Metric. Recorded May 13, 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.