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Approx. 49 hours to complete

Suggested: 12 weeks of study, 4-6 hours per week...

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Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

General Covariance

7 videos (Total 75 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Transition to the homogeneously accelerating reference frame (or system) in Minkowski space–time8m
Transition to the homogeneously accelerating reference frame in Minkowski space–time (part 2)13m
Geodesic equation8m
Christoffel symbols14m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Covariant differential and Riemann tensor

9 videos (Total 124 min), 1 quiz
9 videos
Covariant differentiation(part 2)9m
Locally Minkowskian Reference System (LMRS)16m
Curvature or Riemann tensor15m
Properties of Riemann tensor13m
Tensors in flat space-time(part 1)21m
Tensors in flat space-time(part 2)13m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Einstein-Hilbert action and Einstein equations

6 videos (Total 86 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
Examples of matter actions17m
The least action (or minimal action) principle (part 1)11m
The least action principle (part 2)12m
Week
4
3 hours to complete

Schwarzschild solution

5 videos (Total 55 min), 1 quiz
5 videos
Schwarzschild coordinates7m
Eddington–Finkelstein coordinates11m
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Top reviews from Introduction into General Theory of Relativity

By PPSep 24th 2017

Best Course for Physics Enthusiasts. It is a must for those who are interested in theoretical or mathematical physics. I really enjoyed the course though it was tough.

By VUFeb 2nd 2017

Excellent course, and quite intensive mathematically. One will be well placed for a graduate level course on General relativity upon completing this.

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Emil Akhmedov

Associate Professor
Faculty of Mathematics

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