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PHYS 4804 [0.5 credit] Introduction to General Relativity

Special relativity using tensor analysis. Stress energy tensors for matter and electromagnetism. Differential geometry and Einstein's field equations. Applications may include the solar system, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.
Prerequisite(s): PHYS 3802, PHYS 3308 and PHYS 3807 or equivalent, or permission of the Department.
Also offered at the graduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS 5804, for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures three hours a week.