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!
Books (all available at our Library):
Online lectures (in general: watch at 2x):
|Session Date||Topic||Link to notes/slides|
Introduction, degrees of freedom, notions of invariance, locality, field theories, motivation
|22nd September||Session canceled due to Jacobs Games and Alumni Homecoming|
|29th September||Special relativity: Part 1 - Inertial frames, Galilean transformations, Lorentz transformations|
|6th October||Special relativity: Part 2 - The invariant interval, the Minkowski geometry, Lorentz invariance, four vectors||Lecture notes|
|13th October||Special relativity: Part 3 - The Minkowski Metric, Tensors, The geometry of SR, The Algebra of SR.|
|20th October||Session canceled due to organizer being away for the weekend.|
|27th October||Einstein summation convention, the Einstein equivalence principle, the geodesic equation||Lecture notes|
|3rd November||Double Session: Pseudo-Riemanian manifolds, parallel transport, the christoffel symbol, the covariant derivative|
|10th November||Session canceled due to the University Physics Competition happening during the weekend|