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Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 
Undergraduate Record 2007-2008 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

PHYS 524 - Introduction to the Theory of General Relativity

Reviews special relativity and coordinate transformations. Includes the principle of equivalence; effects of gravitation on other systems and fields; general tensor analysis in curved spaces and gravitational field equations; Mach’s principle; tests of gravitational theories; Perihelion precession, red shift, bending of light, gyroscopic precession, radar echo delay; gravitational radiation; relativistic stellar structure and cosmography; and a short survey of cosmological models. (SI)

Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: Advanced calculus through partial differentiation and multiple integration; vector analysis in three dimensions.

Credits: 3