Archived Versions

8.962 General Relativity

As taught in: Spring 2006

A black hole, surrounded by an accretion disk.

A concept drawing of a black hole. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Edmund Bertschinger

Prof. Scott Hughes

Course Description

8.962 is MIT's graduate course in general relativity, which covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity, differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .nb and .ps.