An introduction to general relativity. The goal will be to illustrate important features of general relativity without the full-blown mathematics of Einstein's equations by restricting attention to spherically symmetric spacetimes. Topics will include: principle of equivalence; curved spacetime; spherical stars and black holes; the
Big Bang model, observational cosmology. Prereq: Physics 411 or permission of instructor.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; AR NSM; AS NSM