There will be no session on 20th of October due to me being away that weekend.

Howdy! This page will be dedicated for the "General Relativity Marathon", a magical secret seminar that will happen every Saturday at 10:00 - 11:15 in RIII Seminar Room.

The topic of this seminar is The theory of general relativity. I'll be updating this page with relevant material: mainly the lectures notes I'll be writing for this seminar, as well as presentation slides when needed, some resources/links/books and whatever I found to be of aid in my understanding of the theory. Let's see how this goes!

Resources I found useful in order of usefulness:

Books (all available at our Library):

Online lectures (in general: watch at 2x):




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 invariance, four vectorsLecture notes
13th OctoberSpecial relativity: Part 3 - The Minkowski Metric, Tensors, 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 equation