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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Physics (PHYS)
General Relativity
General Relativity
Spring 2017
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MATH 3342 and PHYS 2023
MATH 3343 - Partial Differential Equations


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Einstein’s general theory of relativity; special theory of relativity, the nature of space and time, the equivalence principle, Riemannian geometry, Einstein’s proposal, tests of the theory, Schwarzschild and Kerr solutions, Hawking radiation, and cosmological models.
The student will be able to explain and implement in his/her calculations: Four-Vectors Index Notation Arbitrary Coordinates Tensor Equations Maxwell’s Equations Geodesics The Absolute Gradient Geodesic Deviation The Riemann Tensor The Stress-Energy Tensor The Einstein Equation Interpreting the Equation The Schwarzschild Solution The Global Positioning System
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echacko (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:18:04 GMT): Please make sure all the elements as detailed in the syllabus template that was sent out to all chairs, faculty and admins are in the syllabus. These are missing in this syllabus. Also, we need a weekly scheudule with topics covered and associated readings etc.
echacko (Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:01:30 GMT): Rollback: Please see comments.
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