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Session DateTopicLink to notes/slides
15th September

Introduction, degrees of freedom, notions of invariance, locality, field theories, motivation

Slides
22nd SeptemberSession canceled due to Jacobs Games and Alumni Homecoming
29th SeptemberSpecial relativity: Part 1 - Inertial frames, Galilean transformations, Lorentz transformations
6th OctoberSpecial relativity: Part 2 - The invariant interval, the Minkowski geometry, Lorentz transformations, Lorentz invariance, four vectorsLecture notes
13th OctoberSpecial relativity: Part 3 - The Minkowski Metric, Tensors, The Metrics and the correct notion of distance, the invariant interval, tensors, the Minkowski metric, the geometry of SR, The Algebra of SR.
20th OctoberSession canceled due to organizer being away for the weekend.
27th OctoberEinstein summation convention, the Einstein equivalence principle, the geodesic equationThe Algebra of SR, worked examples and paradoxesLecture notes
3rd NovemberDouble Session: Pseudo-Riemanian manifolds, parallel transport, the christoffel symbol, the covariant derivative Motivation to GR, the Einstein equivalence principle, the principle of general covariance, tensors
10th NovemberSession canceled due to the University Physics Competition happening  during the weekend
17th NovemberTensors, the Einstein summation convention, coordinate transformations
24th NovemberDouble Session: Pseudo-riemanian manifolds, topology
1st DecemberThe geodesic equation, the christoffel symbols, parallel transport, the covariant derivative