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Primary Program
Course Format
Asynchronous Online

After a brief review of the theory of special relativity, the mathematical tools of tensor calculus that are necessary for understanding the theory of general relativity will be developed. Relativistic perfect fluids and their stress-energymomentum tensor will be defined, and Einstein’s field equations will be studied. Gravitational collapse will be introduced, and the Schwarzschild Black Hole solution will be discussed.

Course Prerequisite(s)

EN.615.653 Classical Mechanics.AND either: undergraduate courses in differential equations, multi-variablecalculus, linear algebra,Or: EN.615.641 Mathematical method for physics and engineering.

Course Offerings

There are no sections currently offered, however you can view a sample syllabus from a prior section of this course.