APM426H1: General Relativity

Hours: 
36L

Einstein's theory of gravity. Special relativity and the geometry of Lorentz manifolds. Gravity as a manifestation of spacetime curvature. Einstein's equations. Cosmological implications: big bang and inflationary universe. Schwarzschild stars: bending of light and perihelion precession of Mercury. Topics from black hole dynamics and gravitational waves. The Penrose singularity theorem.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)