**Recorded: **May 22, 2014

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**Lecture 16: **Solutions to the** **Field Equations 3

**Course Description: **"Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation" is taught at UCI as Physics 255. Topics covered: Weak and Strong Gravitational Fields, The Weak Field Expansion, Choice of Background Metric, Linear Part of the Ricci Tensor, Local Gauge Invariance, Gauge Conditions, Wave Equation and Explicit Solution in Terms of Retarded Potentials, Plane Wave Solution, Polarization Amplitudes, Transverse Traceless Modes as Physical Modes, Spin Two of the Graviton.

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