PHYS 748 - Theory of Relativity and Gravitation.
Theory of Relativity and Gravitation.
An exposition of the fundamentals of the special and general theories of relativity and their applications to cosmology. Topics include foundations of special relativity; formulation of physical theories in flat space-time; relativistic particle and continuum mechanics, electrodynamics and classical field theory, an introduction to differential geometry and topology; foundations of Einstein's theory of gravity; exact and approximate solutions; observational tests; variational principle; conservation laws; initial-value data and stability; ponderomotive equations; gravitational radiation; introduction to relativistic stars, cosmological models, gravitational collapse, and black holes; other theories of gravity.
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