Jun 21, 2024  
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PHY 375 Gravity


A study of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, a theory which connects gravity with the geometric structure of spacetime. In this course we will begin with a review of the special theory of relativity, and then gradually introduce changes to the background geometry of spacetime until we work up to the general equations of the theory. Along the way we will study various solutions to the equations, which will include spherically symmetric stars, black holes, gravitational waves, and models for cosmology. Prerequisite(s): PHY 233  and MAT 258  or permission of the instructor. 3 hour(s).



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