**Black Holes, General Relativity and the Galaxy**

**Kim Griest**

- IMPORTANT: MISTAKE IN SYLLABUS: FINAL IS ON FRIDAY, not THURSDAY: FRIDAY MARCH 18, 11:30-2:30.
- Instructor contact info., course location, final date, outline of topics
- Grading Policy, Final paper description
- Course and Sequence Description
- NOTE: TA KIT LEE's OFFICE HOURS ARE NOW MONDAY 4-5PM, SERF 329

**Reading in Hartle: Gravity textbook:**

- Jan 3, 2011: Chapters 1-4
- Jan 13, 2011: Chapter 5, especially 5.4 (read the rest lightly),
- Jan 13, 2011: Chapter 6
- Jan 19, 2011: Page through and look at Chapters 7 and 8; we will be skipping most of this or doing it differently, as described in class notes
- Jan 26, 2011: Chapter 9
- Feb 14, 2011: Chapters 11 and 12
- Feb 23, 2011: Chapter 15
- Mar 2, 2011: Chapter 13 and Chapter 16

- Due Wed Jan 12, 2011: hw1.pdf (all problems worth 10 points except #6 worth 12 and #7 worth 18)
- Due Wed Jan 19, 2011: hw2.pdf (Problems #4 and #5 worth 20 points, all others worth 10 points)
- Due Wed Jan 26, 2011: hw3.pdf (problems 1 and 2 worth 20, problems 3,4 worth 10, problems 5 and 6 worth 8, problem 7 worth 4)
- Due Wed Feb 2, 2011: hw4.pdf (homework worth 40 points)
- Due Wed Feb 9, 2011: hw5.pdf (problems 1,2,3,4 worth 15 points, problems 5,6 worth 10)
- Due Wed Feb 16, 2011: hw6.pdf (problem 1 worth 15, problem 2 worth 20, problem 3 worth 45 points)
- Due Wed Feb 23, 2011: hw7.pdf (problem 1 worth 20 points, all others 15)
- Due Wed March 2, 2011: hw8.pdf (problem 1 and 2 worth 20 points, problem 3 worth 15, problems 4 and 5 worth 10 and problem 6 worth 15)
- Due Wed March 9, 2011: hw9.pdf (problem 1 worth 10 points, problem 2 worth 15, problem 3 worth 20 and problem 4 worth 15)

- Mon/Wed Jan 3/5, 2011: lecture.3-5jan11 (Intro and tour of Universe) with figures figs.6jan10
- Fri Jan 7, 2011: lecture.7jan11 (Metrics continued)
- Mon Jan 10, 2011: lecture.10jan11 (General and Special Relativity) with figures figs.10jan11-1 and figs.10jan11-2
- Wed Jan 12, 2011: lecture.12jan11 (More special relativity; Gravitational time dilation)
- Fri Jan 14, 2011: lecture.14jan11 (Geodesics: Moving in ``straight lines" through curved spacetime)
- Wed Jan 19/ Fri Jan 21, 2011: lecture.19/21jan11 (More Euler-Lagrange, plus Gravitational Redshift)
- Mon Jan 24, 2011: lecture.24jan11 (Geodesics of Schwarzchild Metric from Euler-Lagrange)
- Wed Jan 26, 2011: lecture.26jan11 (Distances around a Black Hole) with figures figs.26jan11
- Fri Jan 28, 2011: lecture.28jan11 (Shooting light into a black hole; Inside a black hole) with figures figs.28jan11
- Mon Jan 31, 2011: lecture.31jan11 (Orbits in the Schwarzschild metric; Effective potentials) with figures figs.31jan11
- Wed Feb 2, 2011: lecture.2feb11 (Extracting energy from a Black Hole)
- Fri Feb 4, 2011: lecture.4feb11 (Geodesics and motion of light around a black hole) with figures figs.4feb11
- Mon Feb 7, 2011: lecture.7feb11 (Light bending and gravitational lensing)
- Fri Feb 11, 2011: lecture.11feb11 (Some questions and puzzles around black holes) with figures figs.11feb11
- Mon Feb 14, 2011: lecture.14feb11 (Death by Black Hole)
- Wed Feb 16, 2011: lecture.16feb11 (Where do Metrics Come From: Einstein's Field Equations)
- Fri Feb 18, 2011: lecture.18feb11 (Inside the Black Hole: Kruskal-Szerkeres coordinate) with figures figs.18feb11
- Wed Feb 23, 2011: lecture.23feb11 (General Black Holes)
- Fri Feb 25, 2011: lecture.25feb11 (Rotating Black Holes: the Kerr Metric) with figure figs.25feb11
- Mon Feb 28, 2011: lecture.28feb11 (Rotating Black Holes continued: the Ergosphere) with figures figs.28feb11-1 and figs.28feb11-2
- Wed Mar 2, 2011: lecture.2mar11 (Inside the Kerr Black Hole) with figures figs.2mar11
- Fri Mar 4, 2011: lecture.4mar11 (Can Anything Escape a Black Hole? Hawking Radiation)
- Mon Mar 7, 2011: lecture.7mar11 (Powerpoint show of BH observations; BH's and entropy)
- Wed Mar 9 and Fri Mar 11, 2011: lecture.11mar11 (Gravitational Waves) with figures figs.11mar11 and figs.11mar11-1