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1.1 Motivation: The Einstein Equivalence Principle

1.2 Accelerated Observers and the Rindler Metric

1.3 General Coordinate Transformations in Minkowski Space

1.4 Metrics and Coordinate Transformations

1.5 The Geodesic Equation and Christoffel Symbols

1.6 Christoffel Symbols and Coordinate Transformations

2 The Physics and Geometry of Geodesics

2.1 An Alternative Variational Principle for Geodesics

2.3 A Simple Example

2.4 Consequences and Uses of the Euler-Lagrange Equations

2.5 Conserved Charges and (a first encounter with) Killing Vectors

2.6 The Newtonian Limit

2.7 The Gravitational Red-Shift

2.8 Locally Inertial and Riemann Normal Coordinates

3 Tensor Algebra

3.1 From the Einstein Equivalence Principle to the Principle of General

3.2 Tensors

3.3 Tensor Algebra

3.4 Tensor Densities

3.5 * A Coordinate-Independent Interpretation of Tensors

4 Tensor Analysis

4.1 The Covariant Derivative for Vector Fields

4.2 * Invariant Interpretation of the Covariant Derivative

4.3 Extension of the Covariant Derivative to Other Tensor Fields

4.4 Main Properties of the Covariant Derivative

4.5 Tensor Analysis: Some Special Cases

4.6 Covariant Differentiation Along a Curve

4.7 Parallel Transport and Geodesics

4.8 * Generalisations

5 Physics in a Gravitational Field

5.1 The Principle of Minimal Coupling

5.2 Particle Mechanics in a Gravitational Field Revisited

5.3 Klein-Gordon Scalar Field in a Gravitational Field

5.4 Maxwell Theory in a Gravitational Field

5.5 On the Energy-Momentum Tensor for Weyl-invariant Actions

5.6 Conserved Quantities from Covariantly Conserved Currents

5.7 Conserved Quantities from Covariantly Conserved Tensors?

6 The Lie Derivative, Symmetries and Killing Vectors

6.1 Symmetries of a Metric (Isometries): Preliminary Remarks

6.2 The Lie Derivative for Scalars

6.3 The Lie Derivative for Vector Fields

6.4 The Lie Derivative for other Tensor Fields

6.5 The Lie Derivative of the Metric and Killing Vectors

6.6 Killing Vectors and Conserved Quantities

7.3 Symmetries and Algebraic Properties of the Riemann Tensor

7.4 The Ricci Tensor and the Ricci Scalar

7.5 An Example: The Curvature Tensor of the Two-Sphere

7.6 * More on Curvature in 2 (spacelike) Dimensions

7.7 Bianchi Identities

7.8 Another Look at the Principle of General Covariance

8 Curvature II: Geometry and Curvature

8.1 Intrinsic Geometry, Curvature and Parallel Transport

8.2 Vanishing Riemann Tensor and Existence of Flat Coordinates

8.3 The Geodesic Deviation Equation

8.4 * The Raychaudhuri Equation

9 Towards the Einstein Equations

9.1 Heuristics

9.2 A More Systematic Approach

9.3 The Weak-Field Limit

9.4 The Einstein Equations

9.5 Significance of the Bianchi Identities

9.6 The Cosmological Constant

9.7 * The Weyl Tensor and the Propagation of Gravity

10 The Einstein Equations from a Variational Principle

10.1 The Einstein-Hilbert Action

10.2 The Matter Action

10.3 Consequences of the Variational Principle

Part II: Selected Applications of General Relativity

11 The Schwarzschild Metric

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Static Isotropic Metrics

11.3 Solving the Einstein Equations for a Static Spherically Symmetric

11.4 Birkhoff’s Theorem

12.1 From Conserved Quantities to the Effective Potential

12.2 The Equation for the Shape of the Orbit

12.3 Timelike Geodesics

12.4 The Anomalous Precessionof the Perihelia of the PlanetaryOrbits

12.5 Null Geodesics

12.6 The Bending of Light by a Star: 3 Derivations

12.7 A Unified Description in terms of the Runge-Lenz Vector

13 Black Holes: Approaching and Crossing the Schwarzschild Ra-

13.1 Stationary Observers

13.2 Vertical Free Fall

13.3 Vertical Free Fall as seen by a Distant Observer

13.4 Infinite Gravitational Red-Shift

13.5 The Geometry Near rS and Minkowski Space in Rindler Coordinates

13.6 Tortoise Coordinates

13.7 Eddington-Finkelstein Coordinates, Black Holes and Event Hori-

13.8 The Klein-Gordon Field in the Schwarzschild Geometry

13.9 The Kruskal-Szekeres Metric

13.10 Varia on Black Holes and Gravitational Collapse

14 Interlude: Maximally Symmetric Spaces

14.1 Curvature and Killing Vectors

14.2 Homogeneous, Isotropic and Maximally Symmetric Spaces

14.3 The Curvature Tensor of a Maximally Symmetric Space

14.4 The Metric of a Maximally Symmetric Space I

14.5 The Metric of a Maximally Symmetric Space II

14.6 The Metric of a Maximally Symmetric Space III

15 Cosmology I: Basics

15.1 Preliminary Remarks

15.2 Fundamental Observations I: The Cosmological Principle

15.3 Fundamental Observations II: Olbers’ Paradox

15.4 Fundamental Observations III: The Hubble(-Lemaˆıtre) Expansion

15.5 Mathematical Model: the Robertson-Walker Metric

15.6 * Area Measurements in a Robertson-Walker Metric and Number

15.7 The Cosmological Red-Shift

15.8 The Red-Shift Distance Relation (Hubble’s Law)

16 Cosmology II: Basics of Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Cosmol-

16.1 The Ricci Tensor of the Robertson-Walker Metric

16.2 The Matter Content: A Perfect Fluid

16.3 Conservation Laws

16.4 The Einstein and Friedmann Equations

17 Cosmology III: Qualitative Analysis

17.1 The Big Bang

17.2 The Age of the Universe

17.3 Long Term Behaviour

17.4 Density Parameters and the Critical Density

17.5 The Universe Today

18 Cosmology IV: Exact Solutions

18.1 Preliminaries

18.2 The Einstein Universe

18.3 The Matter Dominated Era

18.4 The Radiation Dominated Era

18.5 The Vacuum Dominated Era: (Anti-) de Sitter Space

19 Linearised Gravity and Gravitational Waves

19.1 Preliminary Remarks

19.2 The Linearised Einstein Equations

19.3 Gauge Freedom and Coordinate Choices

19.4 The Wave Equation

19.5 The Polarisation Tensor

19.6 Physical Effects of Gravitational Waves

19.7 Detection of Gravitational Waves

20 * Exact Wave-like Solutions of the Einstein Equations

20.1 Plane Waves in Rosen Coordinates: Heuristics

20.2 From pp-waves to plane waves in Brinkmann coordinates

20.3 Geodesics, Light-Cone Gauge and Harmonic Oscillators

20.4 Curvature and Singularities of Plane Waves

20.5 From Rosen to Brinkmann coordinates (and back)

20.6 More on Rosen Coordinates

20.7 The Heisenberg Isometry Algebra of a Generic Plane Wave

20.8 Plane Waves with more Isometries

21.1 Motivation: Gravity and Gauge Theory

21.2 The Kaluza-Klein Miracle: History and Overview

21.3 The Origin of Gauge Invariance

21.6 Masses and Charges from Scalar Fields in Five Dimenions

21.7 Kinematics of Dimensional Reduction

21.8 The Kaluza-Klein Ansatz Revisited

21.9 Non-Abelian Generalisation and Outlook

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