PHYS 734 - Introduction to Relativity

Overview

Course Title

Introduction to Relativity

Department(s)

Description

A short exposition on the foundation of the special and general theories of relativity. Topics include foundation of special relativity; relativistic particle dynamics in flat space time; differential geometry; the physical and mathematical foundations of Einstein's theory of gravitation; the Cauchy problem of field equations; the spherically symmetric field and its topology; the classical experimental tests; variational principle and conservation laws; equation of motion; gravitational waves; cosmology and gravitational collapse.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Graduate

Credits

Minimum Units

4

Maximum Units

4

Academic Progress Units

4

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

4

Requisites

009112

Course Schedule