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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHY 395-01 - Advanced Special Topic: Geometry of Spacetime

2 credits (Spring)
The aim of this course will be to gain a fundamental understanding of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity (GR) from its formulation and solutions to its applications. GR describes the gravitational field as the metric tennsor of a Riemannian manifold. This Reimannian manifold is also referred to as the fabric of spacetime. Thus, the relevant language of GR is Riemannian  Geometry or Differential Geometry. This language and its use in GR will not be pre assumed knowledge, but students should have a fundamental knowledge of sophomore level modern physics, calculus and linear algebra.

Prerequisite: PHY 232 MAT 133 , and MAT 215 .
Note: Dates: April 2 to May 9. 1/2 semester deadlines apply.
Instructor: L. Rodriguez