Course Description

This is a 3-term course on general relativity. [Course Outline]

[
Course Procedures]

Lectures

Monday and Wednesday, 9AM -- 10:30AM, 269 Lauritsen


Lectures

Textbook (recommended): Sean Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry: an Introduction to General Relativity by Sean Carroll. An earlier (and shorter) version of this book is available for free from the author’s website: http://preposterousuniverse.com/grnotes/


Instructor

Yanbei Chen, 318 Cahill, x4258, yanbei@tapir
Office Hour: Friday 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM


Teaching Assisant

Liling Gu
Office Hour: Monday 7 PM - 8:30 PM, 425 Lauritsen

Assignments and Grading

Problem sets will be put onto this page every Monday night or Tuesday early morning, and will be due on Wednesday (in class) the following week. This course will be pass/fail by default. Students with homework score more than 60% will automatically pass this course without having to take an exam.

Week 1

Monday, September 27: [Lecture Note] [Assignment 1 (updated on Oct 4)] [Solution 1]
Wednesday, September 29: [
notations of vectors and co-vectors] [Lecture Note]

Week 2

Monday, October 4: [Lecture Note] [Assignment 2][Solution 2]
Wednesday, October 6

Week 3

Monday, October 11 [Week 2 Note 2 and Week 3 Note 1] [Assignment 3] [Solution 3]
Wednesday, October 13

Week 4

Monday, October 18 [Assignment 4] [Week 3 Note 2 and Week 4 Note 1] [Solution 4]
Wednesday, October 20 [
Week 4 Note 2]

Week 5

Monday, October 18 [Assignment 5] [Week 5 Note 1] [Solution 5]
Wednesday, October 20 [
Week 5 Note 2]

Week 6

Monday, November 1 [Assignment 6] [Week 6 Note 1][Solution 6]
Wednesday, November 3

Week 7

Monday November, 8 [Assignment 7] [Week 6 Note 2 and Week 7 Note 1][Solution 7]
Wednesday, November 10 [
Week 7 Note 2]

Week 8

Monday, November 15 [Assignment 8] [Week 8 Note 1]
Wednesday, November 17 [
Week 8 Note 2]

Week 9

Monday, November 22 [Assignment 9] [Week 9 Note 1]
Wednesday, November 24 [
Week 9 Note 2]

Week 10

Monday, November 29
Wednesday, December 1 [
Week 10 Notes Combined]