Apr 13, 2021  
Graduate Record 2007-2008 
Graduate 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; relativisitic stellar structure and cosmography; and cosmology. (Y)

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

Credits: 3