General Relativity 597

This is the course website for General Relativity (currently 597 001 for Spring 2014). The course syllabus can be found here. Lecture notes, homeworks plus solutions, links to extra reading will all appear here.


Lecture 1            Lecture 1: Summary

Lecture 2            Lecture 2: Summary

Lecture 3

Lecture 4           Lecture 3/4: Summary

Lecture 5/6       Lecture 5/6: Summary

Lecture 7/8       Lecture 7/8: Summary   Lecture 7/8 Figures

Lecture 9/10

Lecture 11/12

Lecture 13/14

Lecture 15

Lecture 16

Lecture 17/18

Lecture 19/20

Lecture 21/22

Lecture 23


Homework 1

Homework 2

Homework 3

Homework 4

Homework 5

Homework 6

Homework 7

Homework 8

Homework: Extra Credit


Test 1: Sample Questions

Test 3: Sample Questions

Test 3: Solutions

Links to relativity-related articles, illustrations and whimsies

How to start a lecture on relativity?

A compact two-dimensional manifold of genus one homeomorphic to S1 x S1

A visual depiction of all commercial flights in the world happening right now, and historically! (Notice how long-haul flights follow geodesic paths, as projected onto the 2-dimensional viewing plane).

Alternative lecture notes (SR): Carl Dettmann, Bristol

Alternative lecture notes (SR&GR): James Binney, Oxford

Alternative lecture notes (SR&GR): Sean Carroll, CalTech

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