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date |
Topics (and link to notes) |
Homework (and link to
solutions) |

3/28 | Introduction | HW 1 (due 4/4) Solutions |

3/30 | Lorentz, 4-vectors cont. | |

4/4 | action, etc, equivalence principle. | HW 2 (due 4/11) solns |

4/6 | equivalence principle, clock rates | |

4/11 | spacetime geometry | |

4/13 | metrics, (dual) vectors | HW 3 (due 4/25) solns |

4/18 | (dual) vectors etc cont, | |

4/20 | geodesics | |

4/25 | geodesics in schwarzschild metric | |

4/27 | geodesics in schwarzschild metric cont | |

5/2 | geodesics cont | |

5/4 | geodesics, PPN, start black holes | |

5/9 | black holes | HW 4, due May 18. |

5/11 | more black holes | |

5/16 | Covariant derivatives of tensors | |

5/18 | Curvature, geodesic deviation | |

5/23 | Einstein's equations | |

5/25 | Einstein's equations and Schwarzschild solution | HW 5 (Due June 1) |

5/30 | Memorial Day, no class | |

6/1 | Gravity waves, Cosmology. |