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Each of these subjects has witnessed an explosion of research in recent years, so the discussions here will be necessarily introductory, but I have tried to emphasize issues of relevance to current work. These three applications can be covered in any order, although there are interdependencies highlighted in the text.
Discussions of experimental tests are sprinkled through these chapters. Chapter Nine is a brief introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime; this is not a necessary part of a first look at GR, but has become increasingly important to work in quantum gravity and cosmology, and therefore deserves some mention.
On the other hand, a few topics are scandalously neglected; the initial value problem and cosmological perturbation theory come to mind, but there are others. Fortunately there is no shortage of other resources. The appendices serve various purposes: there are discussions of technical points which were avoided in the body of the book, crucial concepts which could have been put in various different places, and extra topics which are useful but outside the main development. Since the goal of the book is pedagogy rather than originality, I have often leaned heavily on other books listed in the bibliography when their expositions seemed perfectly sensible to me.
When this leaning was especially heavy, I have indicated it in the text itself. It will be clear that a primary resource was the book by Wald , which has become a standard reference in the field; readers of this book will hopefully be well-prepared to jump into the more advanced sections of Wald's book.
These notes are available on the web for free, and will continue to be so; they will be linked to the website listed below.
Perhaps a little over half of the material here is contained in the notes, although the advantages of owning the book several copies, even should go without saying. Countless people have contributed greatly both to my own understanding of general relativity and to this book in particular too many to acknowledge with any hope of completeness. Some people, however, deserve special mention.
Ted Pyne learned the subject along with me, taught me a great deal, and collaborated with me the first time we taught a GR course, as a seminar in the astronomy department at Harvard; parts of this book are based on our mutual notes.
Nick Warner taught the course at MIT from which I first learned GR, and his lectures were certainly a very heavy influence on what appears here.
Neil Cornish was kind enough to provide a wealth of exercises, many of which have been included at the end of each chapter. And among the many people who have read parts of the manuscript and offered suggestions, Sanaz Arkani-Hamed was kind enough to go through the entire thing in great detail. Apologies are due to anyone I may have neglected to mention. My friends who have written textbooks themselves tell me that the first printing of a book will sometimes contain mistakes.
The website will also contain other relevant links of interest to readers. Lecture Notes This set of lecture notes on general relativity has been expanded into a textbook, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity , available for purchase online or at finer bookstores everywhere. The notes as they are will always be here for free.
These lecture notes are a lightly edited version of the ones I handed out while teaching Physics 8. Each of the chapters is available here as PDF. Derivatives without connection: exterior and Lie. Isometries, Killing Vectors. Chapter 2: Maximally symmetric spaces Generalities.
Minkowski space as an excuse to learn about causal structure and Penrose diagrams. Causality out of order. Anti de Sitter space. FRW metric. Friedmann Equations. Distance measurements; Age of Universe.
Birkhoff's Theorem. An Introduction to General Relativity , available for download online or at finer bookstores everywhere.
The notes as they are will always be here for free. Lecture Notes 1. Special Relativity and Flat Spacetime 22 Nov ; 37 pages the spacetime interval — the metric — Lorentz transformations — spacetime diagrams — vectors — the tangent space — dual vectors — tensors — tensor products — the Levi-Civita tensor — index manipulation — electromagnetism — differential forms — Hodge duality — worldlines — proper time — energy-momentum vector — energy-momentum tensor — perfect fluids — energy-momentum conservation 2.
Manifolds 22 Nov ; 24 pages examples — non-examples — maps — continuity — the chain rule — open sets — charts and atlases — manifolds — examples of charts — differentiation — vectors as derivatives — coordinate bases — the tensor transformation law — partial derivatives are not tensors — the metric again — canonical form of the metric — Riemann normal coordinates — tensor densities — volume forms and integration 3. Curvature 23 Nov ; 42 pages covariant derivatives and connections — connection coefficients — transformation properties — the Christoffel connection — structures on manifolds — parallel transport — the parallel propagator — geodesics — affine parameters — the exponential map — the Riemann curvature tensor — symmetries of the Riemann tensor — the Bianchi identity — Ricci and Einstein tensors — Weyl tensor — simple examples — geodesic deviation — tetrads and non-coordinate bases — the spin connection — Maurer-Cartan structure equations — fiber bundles and gauge transformations 4.
More Geometry 26 Nov ; 13 pages pullbacks and pushforwards — diffeomorphisms — integral curves — Lie derivatives — the energy-momentum tensor one more time — isometries and Killing vectors 6.