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1.1 Background
1.2 Objectives
1.3 Frameworks
1.4 Expected Use
1.5 Tools
1.6 Procedure
1.7 Outcome
2.1 Inertial reference frames
2.2 Failure of Galilean transformation
2.3 Introduction to special relativity
Introduction to general relativity
3.1 Tensor and curvature
3.1.1 Transformations of scalars, vectors and tensors
3.1.2 Covariant derivative
3.1.3 Parallel transport
3.1.4 Curvature tensor
3.2 The equivalence principle
3.3 Einstein’s law of gravitation
3.3.1 The energy-momentum tensor for perfect fluids
3.3.2 Einstein’s field equation
4.1 Lagrangian formulation for field equation
4.1.1 The Einstein-Hilbert action
4.1.2 Variation of the metrics
4.1.3 The full field equations
4.2 Geodesic equation from variational principle
4.3 Field equation with surface term
4.3.1 The Gibbons-Hawking boundary term
4.3.2 Israel junction condition
Proofs of identities
A.1 cgab = 0
A.3 Covariant derivative for scalar field, aφ
A.6 Bianchi identities
A.7 Conservation of Einstein tensor: b
Detail calculation
B.2 Poisson’s equation for Newtonian gravitational
B.3 Variation of Cristoffel symbols : δΓa bc
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