|Einstein’s Geometric Theory of Gravity|
|Time：||Mon/Wed 13:00-14:50, 2013-09-16 ~ 2014-01-15 (except for public holidays)|
|Instructor：||James M. Nester [National Central University, Taiwan]|
|Place：||Conference Room 3, floor 2, Jin Chun Yuan West Building|
I. Physics in flat spacetime: special relativity, electromagnetism, the energy- momentum tensor & accelerated observers.
Einstein's geometric theory of gravity: equivalence principle, Einstein's equations, weak field, energy-momentum & angular momentum. Black holes, cosmology & gravity waves.
II. Advanced topics including: the variational principle and the Hamiltonian formulation, the initial value constraints, the positive energy theorem and quasi-local energy momentum.
The necessary background is that expected of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students of mathematics or physics.
C.W. Misner, K. Thorne & J.A. Wheeler, Gravitation (Freeman, San Francisco, 1973)