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kent davidge

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I would like to know if university physics students are taught a lot more about the energy momentum tensor than one can find in the textbooks? I mean, I would want to know whether they have detailed disscusions about it in a physics course in the uni.

I am myself an undergrad physics student, but we have not even had special relativity classes as of yet.

From my own experience, for example in introductory linear algebra (aka matrices) we are required to know more than what's covered in textbooks, because our exams are very hard, and we won't pass them otherwise. Therefore we end up with a much more deeper knowledge compared to someone who taught himself this only by reading textbooks.

Does the same thing happens regarding the EM tensor?