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A Geometrical Theory of Spacetime
1.1 Time and causality
1.2 Experimental tests of the nature of time
1.4 Ordered geometry
1.5 The equivalence principle
1.6 Affine properties of Lorentz geometry
1.7 Relativistic properties of Lorentz geometry
1.8 The light cone
1.9 Experimental tests of Lorentzian geometry
1.10 Three spatial dimensions
Problems
Differential Geometry
2.1 The affine parameter revisited, and parallel transport
2.2 Models
2.3 Intrinsic quantities
2.4 The metric
2.5 The metric in general relativity
Tensors
3.1 Lorentz scalars
3.2 Four-vectors
3.3 The tensor transformation laws
3.4 Experimental tests
3.5 Conservation laws
Curvature
4.1 Tidal curvature versus curvature caused by local sources
4.2 The energy-momentum tensor
4.3 Curvature in two spacelike dimensions
4.4 Curvature tensors
4.5 Some order-of-magnitude estimates
4.6 The covariant derivative
4.7 The geodesic equation
4.8 Torsion
4.9 From metric to curvature
Vacuum Solutions
5.1 Event horizons
5.2 The Schwarzschild metric
5.3 Black holes
Sources
6.1 Sources in general relativity
6.2 Cosmological solutions
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