WVU Center for Astrophysics

ASTR 470 – General Relativity – Fall 2016

Class times: M/W/F 0930-1020 in G04 White Hall
Instructor: Dr. Duncan Lorimer (Duncan.Lorimer@mail.wvu.edu)
Office hours: M/W in 1030-1200 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.

Lecture notes:
lecture 34 | lecture 33 | lecture 32 | lecture 31 | lecture 30 | lecture 29 | lecture 28 | lecture 27 | lecture 26 | lecture 25 | lecture 24 | lecture 23 | lecture 22 | lecture 21 | lecture 20 | lecture19 | lecture 18 | lecture17 | lecture16 | lecture 15 | lecture14 | lecture13 | lecture 12 | lecture 11 | lecture 10 | lecture 9 | lecture 8 | lecture 7 | lecture 6 | lecture 5 | lecture 4 | lecture 3 | lecture 2 | lecture 1 |

Other stuff:
Plane-symmetric spacetime | Mock midterm longer questions | Mock midterm multiple choice | Tensor calculus | Raindrop coordinates | Kruskal and Penrose Diagrams | Quotient theorem | Vectors and Co-Vectors | pole in barn paradox | Syllabus |

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