Course: PHZ 6607,
Special and General Relativity, Class Hours: MWF Period 10,
Instructor: J. N. Fry, Office: 2172, Phone: 392-6692, e-mail fry#phys.ufl.edu, Office Hours: MWF 3:004:00 [Schedule]
Grader: Luyi Yan, Office: 1133, Phone: 273-4643, e-mail: yan88130[at]ufl.edu, Office Hour: TBA
PHZ 6607 is the first semester of the introduction to relativity.. Outline of topics to be covered and approximate order includes:
Grades will be based on periodic homework sets, two of which will be dignified as a take-home midterm [solution] [distribution] and final exam, due 6:00pm, Tuesday, December 13. [solution] [distribution]
Other useful books:
Are There Any Good Books on Relativity Theory?
How many people understand Einstein's theory?
Albert Einstein Online
Andrew Hamilton's Relativity and Black Hole Links
Cliff Will's Experimental Gravity Page, Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment (2014) (2006)
John Baez's Relativity Tutorial
Albert Stebbins's Gravitational Lensing of Wilson Hall
xkcd astr, mond rotation curves
On the Means of Discovering the Distance, Magnitude, &c. of the Fixed Stars, in Consequence of the Diminution of the Velocity of Their Light, in Case Such a Diminution Should be Found to Take Place in any of Them, and Such Other Data Should be Procured from Observations, as Would be Farther Necessary for That Purpose. By the Rev. John Michell, B. D. F. R. S. In a Letter to Henry Cavendish, Esq. F. R. S. and A. S., Phil. Trans. LXXIV (1784), pp.3557. SLD on the Rev. John Michell.
Generators of Lorentz transformations
Tübingen at nearly the speed of light, home, color and brightness
Why do measurements of G vary so much?
Hairy Ball Theorem
Effective radial potential [L²/M² = 10, 11, ..., 20], photon effective potential [L²/M² = 10, 20, ..., 100],
UCLA Galactic Center Group
Incompressible OV Star [p(r), gtt(r), grr(r)] M-R (γ=5/3)
The Black Hole
RN effective potential
AJSH Journey into a black hole, explanations
GPS notes Mathematica notebook
Measurement of the Solar Gravitational Deflection of Radio Waves
using Geodetic Very-Long-Baseline Interferometry Data, 19791999,
S.S. Shapiro et al.,
Phys. Rev. Lett. 92,
A test of general relativity using radio links with the Cassini spacecraft, B. Bertotti, L. Iess, P. Tortora, Nature, 425, 374376 (2003).
Observations of Post-Newtonian Timing Effects in the Binary Pulsar PSR 1913+16, J.M. Weisberg and J.H. Taylor, Phys. Rev. Lett. 15, 1348 (1984).
Stellar Orbits around the Galactic Center Black Hole, A.M. Ghez et al., Astrophys. J. Lett. 620, 744 (2004).
Masses, Radii, and the Equation of State of Neutron Stars, F. Ozel and P. Freire, Ann. Rev. Astr. Ap. 54, 401 (2016).
Energy Momentum Pseudo-Tensor of Relic Gravitational Wave in Expanding Universe, D. Su and Y. Zhang, Phys. Rev. D 85 104012 (2012).
Observation of quantum Hawking radiation and its entanglement in an analogue black hole, J. Steinhauer, Nature Phys. 12 959 (2016).
Due 6:00pm, Friday October 21.
Final Exam. Due 6:00pm, Tuesday, December 13. Solution
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