Teaching
This page hosts the syllabus, homework assignments, and other relevant information for AS.171.646 (General Relativity).
Syllabus
Preliminary Lecture Plan
Homework

Homework #1 (due 9/27): Solve the following problems from PoissonWill: Problems 1.5, 1.6; Problems 3.1, 3.2, 3.3 (Note: in problems 3.2 and 3.3 you can ignore the part that asks about computing the perturbing force f acting on a planetary orbit and computing the secular changes in the planetâ€™s orbital elements, since we did not cover the theory of perturbations of Keplerian orbits in class. Extra points if you try to work that out, too!)

Homework #2 (due 10/13): Solve the following problems from PoissonWill: Problems 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10