Welcome

Welcome to our lecture and the accompanying tutorial on the General Theory of Relativity. This is an advanced course indented for Master students and particularly interested Bachelor students who want to familiarize themselves with the basic physical and mathematical concepts of General Relativity. One focus is on a modern formulation in terms of differential forms. In addition, we will highlight the formal similarity between Electrodynamics and General Relativity, viewing both of them as gauge theories in a unified framework. At the end of the course we will apply the theory to simple models of stellar equilibrium and come into contact with fundamental elements of cosmology.

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