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LEC # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Special Relativity
2 Special Relativity, and Accelerated Motion
3 Vectors, One-Forms and Tensors
4 Metric, Coordinate Bases, and Change of Basis PS 1 Due
5 Orthonormal Bases, Gradient, and Connection PS 2 Due
6 Number-Flux and Stress-Energy
7 Parallel Transport and Geodesics PS 3 Due
8 Hamiltonian Dynamics
9 Curvature PS 4 Due
10 Curvature vs. Acceleration
11 Postulates of General Relativity PS 5 Due
12 Einstein Equations
13 Gauge Invariance and the Hilbert Action PS 6 Due
14 Linear Perturbation Theory
15 Gravitomagnetism and Spin Precession PS 7 Due
16 Gravitational Radiation, and Quadrupole Formula
17 Gravitational Wave Astronomy
18 Spherical Solutions to the Einstein Equations PS 8 Due
19 White Dwarfs and Neutron Stars
20 Schwarzschild and its Geodesics PS 9 Due
21 4 Classical Tests of General Relativity
22 Kruskal Coordinates, and Wormholes PS 10 Due
23 Hawking Radiation, and Charged Black Holes
24 Kerr Solution PS 11 Due
25 Cosmology
26 Cosmology (cont.) PS 12 Due