Mathematical Methods in Relativity Theory II

MATH 5757: Mathematical Methods in Relativity Theory II

Gravitation via geometry; stress energy tensor, fluid dynamics; energy momentum conservation; Einstein's field equations, geodesic world lines via Hamilton-Jacobi theory; Schwarzschild spacetime; gauge invariant perturbation theory.
Prereq: 5756 (665). Not open to students with credit for 666.
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Semesters Taught: Spring (odd numbered years)



Title: Spacetime Physics
Edition: 2nd
Author: Taylor & Wheeler
Publisher: Freeman
ISBN: 9780716723271

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