I'm proposing an independent study for my school, and I was wondering if this course seems even possible to do. It follows the MIT 8.962 course, General Relativity, and the Calendar is virtually taken from their syllabus. It goes: Week 1 Set up computer, familiarize with the text Week 2 Geometric Viewpoint on Physics in Flat Spacetime: Vectors and Dual Vectors, Tensors; Special Relativity Week 3 Geometric Viewpoint on Physics in Flat Spacetime: Energy and Momentum, Conserved Currents, Stress Energy Tensor; Transformation Law for Tensors Week 4 Metric in a Curved Space; Orthonormal and Coordinate Bases; Derivatives; Tensor Densities; Differential Forms and Integration; Gauge/Coordinate Transformations Week 5 Metric in a Curved Space (cont.); Orthonormal and Coordinate Bases; Derivatives; Tensor Densities; Differential Forms and Integration (cont.); Gauge/Coordinate Transformations (cont.) Week 6 Connection and Curvature, Geodesics; Introduction to Curvature Week 7 Curvature Continued: Geodesic Deviation, Bianchi Identity; Killing Vectors and Symmetries Week 8 Einstein's Equation and Gravitation; Cosmological Constant; Hilbert Action Week 9 Weak Field/Linearized General Relativity; Spacetime of an Isolated Weakly Gravitating Body Week 10 Gravitational Waves Week 11 Gravitational Lensing Week 12 Cosmology; Distance Measures and Redshift; Our Universe Week 13 Schwarzschild Solution; Birkhoff's Theorem, Metric of a Spherical "Star" Week 14 Black Holes; Collapse to Black Hole; Orbits of a Black Hole; Kerr and Reissner-Nordstrom Solutions Week 15 Advanced Topics and Current Research in General Relativity Week 16 Use fragments of thesis and sew them together, choose and plan lecture Week 17 Deliver lecture; Edit thesis Week 18 Turn in peer-reviewed thesis The thesis will be probably 15-25 pages, and the lecture will be approximately 30 minutes long. I plan to meet with an advisor approximately every week, who will assess my knowledge of the topics I learned in the previous week. Does this seem possible? Also, I have DG under my belt, so the only math subject I'd be unfamiliar with would be tensor analysis.