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PHYS 453 - Special and General Theory of Relativity

(3 units)
Historical background, Lorentz transformations, Minkowski space-time, equivalence principle, covariant differentiation, curvature tensor, gravitational field equations, tests of general relativity, quantum gravity.

Prerequisite(s): PHYS 351 ; PHYS 473 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe the central conceptual themes in the special and general theory of relativity.
2. apply the principles of the special and general theory of relativity to the solution of selected problems.


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