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1.1 Introduction
1.2 Equation of State
1.2.1 Matter
1.2.2 Radiation
1.3 Velocity and Acceleration Equations
1.4 Cosmological Constant
1.4.1 Einstein Static Universe
2.1 Conservation laws
2.2 Age of the Universe
2.3 Inflation
2.4 Quantum Cosmology
2.4.1 Derivation of the Schr¨odinger equation
2.4.2 Wheeler-DeWitt equation
2.6 Problems
2.7 Answers
2.8 Solutions
3.1 Contravariant and Covariant Vectors
3.2 Higher Rank Tensors
3.3 Review of Cartesian Tensors
3.4 Metric Tensor
3.4.1 Special Relativity
3.5 Christoffel Symbols
3.6 Christoffel Symbols and Metric Tensor
3.7 Riemann Curvature Tensor
3.9 Problems
3.10 Answers
3.11 Solutions
4.1 Euler-Lagrange and Hamilton’s Equations
4.2 Classical Field Theory
4.2.1 Classical Klein-Gordon Field
4.3 Principle of Least Action
4.4 Energy-Momentum Tensor for Perfect Fluid
4.5 Continuity Equation
4.6 Interacting Scalar Field
4.7 Cosmology with the Scalar Field
4.7.1 Alternative derivation
4.7.2 Limiting solutions
4.7.3 Exactly Solvable Model of Inflation
4.7.4 Variable Cosmological Constant
4.7.6 Clarification
4.7.7 Generic Inflation and Slow-Roll Approximation
4.7.8 Chaotic Inflation in Slow-Roll Approximation
4.7.9 Density Fluctuations
4.7.10 Equation of State for Variable Cosmological Constant
4.7.11 Quantization
4.8 Problems
5.1 Preview of Riemannian Geometry
5.1.1 Polar Coordinate
5.1.2 Volumes and Change of Coordinates
5.1.3 Differential Geometry
5.1.4 1-dimesional Curve
5.1.5 2-dimensional Surface
5.1.6 3-dimensional Hypersurface
5.2 Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Metric
5.2.1 Christoffel Symbols
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General Relativity and Cosmology for Undergraduates

General Relativity and Cosmology for Undergraduates

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