Graduate Course Descriptions

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6730. General Relativity and Cosmology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open for credit to students who have passed PHYS 4730.

Grading Basis: Graded

Gravity and the problem of motion from the ancient Greeks to Newton to Einstein. Special relativity. General relativity. Curvature. Classic tests of general relativity. Gravitational waves. Black holes. Newtonian cosmology. Big Bang theory. Inflation. Dark matter. Dark energy. Accelerating universe.

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Term Class Number Campus Instruction Mode Instructor Section Session Schedule Enrollment Location Credits Grading Basis Notes
Spring 2022 9182 Storrs In Person Mannheim, Philip 001 Reg TuTh 3:30pm‑4:45pm
4/10 GS 119 3.00 Graded Midterm Exam will be held on March 10, 2022 from 6pm to 8pm in room GS 119.