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8.962 General Relativity, Spring 2006

A black hole, surrounded by an accretion disk.
A concept drawing of a black hole. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Highlights of this Course

This course features a complete set of assignments and extensive readings.

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.



Prof. Scott Hughes
Prof. Edmund Bertschinger

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session



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