Weak and Strong Gravitational Fields 
Weak and Strong Gravitational Fields
by UC Irvine / Herbert W. Hamber
Video Lecture 16 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 3 Topics covered: Weak and Strong Gravitational Fields, The Weak Field Expansion, Choice of Background Metric, Linear Part of the Ricci Tensor, Local Gauge Invariance, Gauge Conditions, Wave Equation and Explicit Solution in Terms of Retarded Potentials, Plane Wave Solution, Polarization Amplitudes, Transverse Traceless Modes as Physical Modes, Spin Two of the Graviton. Recorded May 22, 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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