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PHYS 5240: 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. Prerequisite: Advanced calculus through partial differentiation and multiple integration; vector analysis in three dimensions.
Section # Meeting Days Meeting Time Meeting Place Instructor Section Web Site
5240-1 MWF 9:00 - 9:50 PHS 210 Fowler, Michael (Lecturer)

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