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PHYS 5770 Gravitational Theory (General Relativity) Spring 2008: Syllabus
Content
The intention in this course is to emphasize the applications.
We will cover the mathematics that is required,
but with a clear view that the purpose of the mathematics
is to allow you to understand the applications.
The aim is to cover three major applications of general relativity:

Black holes – the Schwarzschild, ReissnerNordstrom, and KerrNewman metrics

Cosmology – the FriedmannRobertsonWalker metric, and its perturbations

Gravitational waves – in flat space and cosmology
Grading
Grading will be weighted as follows:
Problem Sets  60% 
Midterm  20% 
Final  20% 
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