Gravitation and Cosmology (ASTR 411.3)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
ASTR 411 02 January 2017 Amir Ghezelbash (primary instructor)

Description

An introduction to general relativity as a theory of gravitation with applications to cosmology. Includes: principles of special and general relativity, tensor calculus in curved spacetime, Einstein's field equations, Schwarzschild solution, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, standard cosmological models, unresolved cosmological issues, gravitational waves.

Prerequisite(s)

PHYS 252

Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s)

MATH 331

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