Relativity and Cosmology
An in-depth exploration of the theories of Special and General Relativity. Topics will include relativistic mechanics, dynamics and radiative processes; tensor algebra, the general relativistic field equations, and their application to spacetime, including black holes; and applications of general relativity to understand theoretical and observational cosmology, i.e. the history (and future) of the Universe. Three hours lecture.
Prerequisites: PHY 220. Ast 210 recommended.
Fall semester. Offered Spring 2011 and alternate years. (Cross-listed with Phy 330)