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PHYS 403 - Relativity

Course Description: 

Introduction to the special and general theories of relativity. Lorentz covariance. Minkowski space. Maxwell's equations. Relativistic mechanics. General coordinate covariance, differential geometry, Riemann tensor, the gravitational field equations. Schwarzschild solution, astronomical and experimental tests, relativistic cosmological models.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(MATH 251 with min. grade of D and PHYS 308 with min. grade of D)]

Corequisite: 

None