Physics 236b: General Relativity
This is an extension of Ph236a, which introduced the basics of classical
general relativity. In Ph236b we cover consequences and applications
of Einstein's theory of gravitation, including topics such as black
holes and gravitational waves.
Rough outline for second term:
3+1 Formulation of GR
Foundations of numerical relativity
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30pm to 3:55pm, 269 Lauritsen.
Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler, Gravitation
Other books that you may find useful:
Wald, General Relativity
Spacetime and Geometry: an Introduction to General Relativity
Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity
Mark Scheel, 337 Cahill, x8418, scheel (at) tapir (dot) caltech
Office Hours: M 1-2pm
Belinda Pang, 357 Calhill, x8654, bpang (at) caltech
Office Hours: W 4-5pm
Assignments will be posted here every Thursday, and will be due the
following Thursday in class. This course is Pass/Fail by default,
based on homework assignments. 60% on homework assignments constitutes
a passing grade. There will be no exams.
Lecture Notes and Assignments