Lense-Thirring Effect & Mach's Principle 
Lense-Thirring Effect & Mach's Principle
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 18 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

Solutions to the Field Equations - Part 5 Topics covered: Lense-Thirring Effect and Mach's Principle, Solution of the Field Equations for a Thin Rotating Spherical Shell, Strong Field Case as Obtained from the Kerr Solution, Newton's Constant and Mass Distribution in the Universe, Field Equations Relevant for Cosmology, Assumption of Homogeneity and Isotropy for the Universe, Friedman-Robertson-Walker Metric, Structure of the Field Equations for a Perfect Fluid. Recorded May 29, 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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