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Survey of General Relativity Theory

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The purpose of these lectures was to give a survey of Einstein’s theory of gravitation. Since special astrophysical topics have been covered by other lecturers and the principal mathematical tools of general relativity were also considered separately, I tried to concentrate on the general structure of the theory and the connection between physical and mathematical concepts and ideas; examples and applications have been mentioned briefly only.

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  • Test Particle
  • Inertial Frame
  • Null Geodesic
  • World Line
  • Entropy Inequality

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This work was supported in part by the National Science Foundation (Grant No. GP-34639X).

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Ehlers, J. (1973). Survey of General Relativity Theory. In: Israel, W. (eds) Relativity, Astrophysics and Cosmology. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, vol 38. Springer, Dordrecht. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-2639-0_1

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