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Course Descriptions

The physics curriculum is designed to develop a strong foundation in classical and modern physics, which will serve as a basis for future specialization, for additional study at the graduate level, and for design and development work in industrial laboratories. The curriculum emphasizes basic physical concepts, and includes extensive work in mathematics and related areas.

PH 410 - General Relativity

  • Credit Hours: 4R-0L-4C
  • Term Available: W (odd years)
  • Prerequisites: PH 310, and MA 421
  • Corequisites: None

An in-depth study of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity. Gravity as geometry and curved space-time, metrics, and geodesics. Orbits and light paths around spherical masses. Detailed study of Einstein’s equation in vacuum and with sources of space-time curvature.

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