University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 8501.001

General Relativity and Cosmology I

Session: Fall 2017 (9/05-12/13)
Instructor: Joseph Kapusta (e-mail: kapusta @ physics.umn.edu)
Time: 1115 TTh
Location: Tate Hall 120

Tensor analysis and differential geometry. Special relativity leading to formulation of principles of general relativity and Einstein's equations. Tests of general relativity and thorough discussion of various black hole solutions, including Schwarzschild, Reissner-Nordstrom, and Kerr solutions.

prereq: 5012 or instr consent

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