Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

ASTR 2290: Relativity & Astrophysics

InstructorsDavid Chernoff
Credit Hours3
Prerequisites

Freshman physics, calculus and geometry

Typically OfferedSpring

Provides a geometrically-based introduction to special and general relativity, followed by consideration of astrophysical applications. Includes discussion of tests of Einstein's theory of space, time and gravitation; the physics of white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes; an introduction to modern cosmology.