Relativistic Astrophysics

Course name: Relativistic Astrophysics  (phys 622)

Course content:

1. Covariant physics

2. The principle of equivalence

3. Tensor analysis, Effects of gravitation

4. Einstein’s field equations

5. Classical tests of Einstein’s theory

6. Post-Newtonian celestial mechanics

7. Gravitational radiation.

References (texts):

1. Steven Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, John Wiley and Sons, 1995

2. C. W. Misner, K.S.Thorne and J. A.Wheeler, Gravitation, Freeman and Company,


Evaluation Methods:

1. Assignment I , Individual assignment  (20%)

2. Assignment II Group assignment (20)

3. Test-I and Test-II (30%)

4. Final Exam (30%)

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