PHYSICS 435 - Gravitational Physics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Requirements & Distribution:
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Enforced Prerequisites:
PHYSICS 390 and 401; or graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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The Einstein theory of general relativity for gravitation is discussed with implications for astrophysical observations and cosmology. In particular, the experimental tests of general relativity in the past as well as the significance of pulsars, black holes, supernovae, cosmic background radiation and gravitational wave detection are described.

PHYSICS 435 - Gravitational Physics
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Other literature (These books are good complimentary reading, you don?t need to buy them): M. P. Hobson, G. Efstathiou and A. N. Lasenby, General Relativity: An introduction for Physicists ?Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.? I like this book very much and will use parts in lectures. S. Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity ?My favorite book but heavy on the graduate level side.? If you registered for 535, this is what you aim for. R. Wald, General Relativity The standard graduate-level book. This book is very mathematical in its presentation but it is fairly rigorous. For those registered for 535, this is the level you need to achieve ... eventually. C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne and J. A. Wheeler, Gravitation This book was the standard for various generations. It is very extensive, a bit outdated but fun reading. Bernard F. Schutz, A rst course in general relativity Nice introduction, good complement to the main textbook. J. B. Hartle, Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity Less mathematically sophisticated than D?Inverno?s but strong on the conceptual points.
ISBN: 0198596863
Introducing Einstein's relativity, Author: Ray d'Inverno., Publisher: Clarendon Press Reprinted 1992
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