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Courses - Fall 2019
PHYS
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PHYS475
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Introduction to Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS373 and PHYS410; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of CMNS-Physics department.
Additional information: Intended primarily for undergraduate physics majors.
Review of special relativity, followed by a study of the equivalence principle, curved spacetimes, and Einstein's equations. Selected applications to the solar system, stellar structure, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.