Newtonian Limit & Gravitational Red Shift 
Newtonian Limit & Gravitational Red Shift
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 6 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

General Relativity - Part 2 Topics covered: Proper Time and the Derivation of the Equation of Free Fall from a Variational Principle. Significance for the Quantum Mechanical Feynman Path Integral. Newtonian Limit. Time Dilation and Gravitational Red Shift. Order of Magnitude Estimates. Recorded on April 17, 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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