This page hosts the syllabus, homework assignments, and other relevant information for AS.171.646 (General Relativity).
Preliminary Lecture Plan
Homework #1 (due 9/27): Solve the following problems from Poisson-Will: 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 planet’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 Poisson-Will: Problems 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.8, 4.9, 4.10