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Fall 2015-2016
AST 301 / PHY 321 (STN)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

General Relativity

Jeremy J. Goodman

Einstein's theory of general relativity and its astrophysical implications, including black holes, cosmological expansion, and gravitational waves.

Sample reading list:
Hartle, James B., Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General
Schutz, Bernard, A First Course in General Relativity

Reading/Writing assignments:
One problem set every other week.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 40%

Other Requirements:
Course is required for concentrators
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MAT 201 and 202, OR MAT 203 and 204, OR MAT 217 and 218. Also PHY 203, or 205, or 207..

Other information:
Designed for science and engineering majors. PHY304 or equivalent is desirable but not required.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20644 L01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm M W   Peyton Hall   145   Enrolled:17 Limit:50