PHYSICS 292.01, Spring 2010

Course TitleGENERAL RELATIVITY  
Class Time/Room MWF 03:05 PM-03:55 PM Physics 205
Instructor(s) Aspinwall, Paul
Web Pagehttp://www.cgtp.duke.edu/~psa/cls/236
Course DescriptionThis course introduces the concepts and techniques of Einstein's general theory of relativity. The mathematics of Riemannian (Minkowskian) geometry will be presented in a self-contained way. The principle of equivalence and its implications will be discussed. Einstein's equations will be presented, as well as some important solutions including black holes and cosmological solutions. Advanced topics will be pursued subject to time limitations and instructor and student preferences. Instructor: Plesser or Aspinwall