Basics of Tensor Calculus and General Relativity: An Introduction to Manifolds and Coordinates

SOURCE FOR CONTENT: General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists, Hobson, M.P., Efsttathiou, G., and Lasenby, A.N., 2006. Cambridge University Press.  D-Dimensional Hypersphere and Gamma Function: Introduction to Thermal Physics, Schroeder D.V. 2000. Addison-Wesley-Longmann.  IMAGE CREDIT: NASA/JPL.  The intended purpose of the post is to introduce the concept of manifolds in the context of physics (mathematicians beware!). Furthermore, […]