Photon Orbits in the Schwarzschild Metric 
Photon Orbits in the Schwarzschild Metric
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 15 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 2 Topics covered: Equations for Orbits, Relativistic Correction to the Newtonian Potential, Precession of the Perihelion of Mercury, Celestial Reference Frames, Photon Orbits in the Schwarzschild Metric, Deflection of Light by the Sun, Radar Echo Delay, Robertson Expansion, Present Status of Solar System Tests of General Relativity. Recorded May 20, 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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