GRCC November math seminar: An introduction to the mathematics of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

The Grand Rapids Community College Mathematics department is pleased to announce that it will host its next Mathematics Seminar on Thursday, November 11, from 2:30-3:30 PM in 102 Cook. 

Pop and cookies will be available at 2:05 PM, so come join us early for conversation and a snack. Our speaker is Hunter Meriwether.

Abstract:

History of Relativity. Four Fundamental Forces. What is gravity? Equivalence Principle. Spacetime Curvature. Tensors. Index Gymnastics. Metric. Einstein’s Field Equation. Geodesics. Stars and the Schwarzschild Metric.

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