ASTR 470 – General Relativity – Fall 2016
Class times: M/W/F 09301020 in G04 White Hall
Instructor: Dr. Duncan Lorimer (Duncan.Lorimer@mail.wvu.edu)
Office hours: M/W in 10301200 G61 White Hall (or by appointment)
Prerequisites: PHYS 314 and PHYS 331 (the latter may be taken concurrently)
Notes and resources: In case they are helpful, I will post my (very terse) notes from the lectures below. Please be aware, however, that you are strongly encouraged to make your own more detailed notes to aid your learning in this class.
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Other stuff:
Planesymmetric spacetime

Mock midterm longer questions

Mock midterm multiple choice

Tensor calculus

Raindrop coordinates

Kruskal and Penrose Diagrams

Quotient theorem

Vectors and CoVectors

pole in barn paradox

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