University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 4811.001

Introduction to General Relativity

Session: Spring 2019 (1/22-5/06)
Instructor: Vuk Mandic (e-mail: mandic @ physics.umn.edu)
Time: 1115 MWF
Location: Tate Hall B85

Introduction to general relativity for undergraduate students. The course will introduce basic concepts of differential geometry and use them to motivate Einstein's Equation. It will then solve Einstein's equation to study particle orbits, gravitational lensing of light, black holes, and gravitational waves. Brief introduction to cosmology and evolution of the universe will be included.

prereq: PHYS 4001 and (PHYS 2503 or 2503H)

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