Schwarzschild Solution & Astrophysical Black Holes 
Schwarzschild Solution & Astrophysical Black Holes
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 14 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 1 Topics covered: Schwarzschild Solution. Gravitational Redshift near the Horizon. Coordinate Dependence of Horizon. Kruskal Coordinates. Stationary versus Freely Falling Observers. Kruskal Diagram.The Metric Inside a Star. Astrophysical Black Holes. Equations of Motion for a Particle in the Schwarzschild Metric. Integrals of the Motion. Radial Equation and Effective Potential. Recorded May 15, 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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