The course is basically an introduction to general relativity including the use of differential geometry and tensor analysis. Special relativity and tensor theory will be discussed initially, followed by a tour through General Relativity. Deviation from Newtonian gravity and observational tests of both special and general relativity will be discussed where appropriate.

Topics Covered During Course

References and Texts

GENERAL RELATIVITY PRIMER Richard Price, American Journal of Physics, vol. 50 (4), April 1982.

LECTURES: T Th 17:00 to 18:15

HOMEWORK: Assigned Problems, tests and possibly a paper

GRADING: Letter grades