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General relativity


  • Introduction
    • Position of general relativity within physics
    • Curved geometries and Einstein's field equation
  • Relativistic effects in the solar system
    • Schwarzschild metric
    • Spectral shift
    • Motion in the Schwarzschild metric
    • Perihelion advance
    • Deflection of light
    • Radar time delay
  • Black holes
    • Singularities in the Schwarzschild metric
    • Space-time structure of the Schwarzschild solution
  • Gravitational waves
    • Wave equation
    • Solution of the source-free wave equation
    • Sources of gravitational waves