MTH 409 GENERAL RELATIVITY: (3 Units) (L30: P 0: T 15)

Particles in a gravitational field: Curvilinear coordinates, intervals. Covariant differentiation; Chris-tofell symbol and metric tensor. The constant gravitational field. Rotation. The Curvature tensor.

The action function for the gravitational field. The energy momentum tensor. Newton's law. Motion in a centrally symmetric gravitational field. The energy moment pseudotensor. Gravitational waves. Gravitational fields at large distances from bodies. Isotropic space. Space-time metric in the closed and in the open isotropic models. The re shift.

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