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PHYS 5804 [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.
Also offered at the undergraduate level, with different requirements, as PHYS 4804., for which additional credit is precluded.
Lectures three hours a week.