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Relativity - Lecture 16

Lecture 16 - The Equivalence Principle and General Relativity

Strong and Weak Principles of Equivalence
Local Equivalence of Gravity and Acceleration
Elevator Thought Experiments
- Gravitational Redshift
- Light Bending
Relative Acceleration of Test Particles in Falling Elevator of Finite Size
Definition of the Metric Tensor
Analogy between the Metric Tensor and the Ordinary Potential, and between Einstein's Field Equations and Poisson's Equation

Prof. Max Tegmark
8.033 Relativity, Fall 2006
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare)
Date accessed: 2009-10-17
License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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Supplementary lecture material is listed below.

1. The End.
Cosmology: Popular Overview, Lemonick, Michael D. "The End." Time, June 25, 2001, 48-56.
2. Spacetime
Cosmology: Spacetime Overview, Tegmark, Max. "Spacetime." Science 296 (2002): 1427-1433.
3. Cosmology: Ned Wright's Tutorial



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