Course Detail

Units:

3.0
Course Components:

Lecture

Enrollment Information

Enrollment Requirement:

Prerequisites: 'C-' or better in PHYS 3010 OR (PHYS 3730 AND PHYS 4410) OR Graduate status in Physics/Astronomy

Description

An introduction to Einstein's theory of gravity appropriate for undergraduates. Topics covered will include a brief discussion of special relativity, manifolds and elements of differential geometry, curvature, gravitation and Einstein's Equation, the Schwarzschild solution and black holes, and gravitational radiation. There will be a computational aspect to the course. This course is appropriate for advanced undergraduate students in physics, astronomy, or mathematics.