**Recorded: **May 29, 2014

**Terms of Use: **../info

**Lecture 18: **Solutions to the** **Field Equations 5

**Course Description: **"Einstein's General Relativity and Gravitation" is taught at UCI as Physics 255. Topics covered: Lense-Thirring Effect and Mach's Principle, Solution of the Field Equations for a Thin Rotating Spherical Shell, Strong Field Case as Obtained from the Kerr Solution, Newton's Constant and Mass Distribution in the Universe, Field Equations Relevant for Cosmology, Assumption of Homogeneity and Isotropy for the Universe, Friedman-Robertson-Walker Metric, Structure of the Field Equations for a Perfect Fluid.

**Required attribution:** Hamber, Herbert. Physics 255 (UCI Open: University of California, Irvine), ../courses/einsteins_general_relativity_and_gravitation.html [Access date]. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.