Medgar Evers College  
Course Prefix:  PHY Course Number: 355 
Course Title:  Gravitation and Cosmology 
Subject:  Physics 
Minimum Credits:  3.0 Maximum Credits: 3.0 Hours per week: 4.0 
COURSE DESCRIPTION: 
This course is an introduction to the General Theory of Relativity (Gravitation), Relativistic Astrophysics and Cosmology. Topics include Principle of Equivalence, tensor calculus and Riemannian geometry, curvature, metric tensor, energymomentum tensor, the Einstein's field equations, tests of relativity, Schwarzschild metric, black holes and singularities, Kerr metric and rotating black holes, universe on the large scale, RobertsonWalker metric, Friedmann cosmological models, thermal history of the universe and gravitational radiation. 
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Start Date: 09/27/2006 End Date: 