Introduction to General Relativity|
Fall 2011 not offered
This course introduces students to Einstein's general relativity.
This course presents a quantitative model of the universe.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHYS)
D'Inverno, Ray, INTRODUCING EINSTEIN'S RELATIVITY, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1999.
Gates, Evalyn, EINSTEIN'S TELESCOPE: THE HUNT FOR DARK MATTER AND DARK ENERGY IN THE UNIVERSE, W.W. Norton & Company, New York, 2009.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Biweekly homework assignments.
One mid-term and one final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students will be required to have a basic understanding of Special Relativity (PHYS215). Basic concepts of special relativity will be reviewed during the course. The course includes an introductory tutorial on tensor analysis; a basic understanding of matrices is required. There will be a limited use of partial differential equations. Fluency in calculus is a requirement.
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