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PHYS 5770 Gravitational Theory (General Relativity) Spring 2008: Syllabus
The intention in this course is to emphasize the applications.
We will cover the mathematics that is required,
but with a clear view that the purpose of the mathematics
is to allow you to understand the applications.
The aim is to cover three major applications of general relativity:
Black holes – the Schwarzschild, Reissner-Nordstrom, and Kerr-Newman metrics
Cosmology – the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric, and its perturbations
Gravitational waves – in flat space and cosmology
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