PHYSICS 535 - General Relativity
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Physics (PHYSICS)
Department: LSA Physics
Credits:
3
Enforced Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
Advisory Prerequisites:
PHYSICS 390 and 401.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is a thorough introduction to the theory of general relativity, covering both its mathematical underpinnings and its implications for gravitational physics. Topics include: tensor analysis, curved manifolds and differential geometry, the Einstein field equations, gravitational radiation, black holes, experimental tests of general relativity and standard cosmological models.

PHYSICS 535 - General Relativity
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
26973
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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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 It is very extensive, a bit outdated but fun reading.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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