PHY1484H S (ARTS & SCI 484)
Relativity Theory II
Official description
Background
This course follows the Introduction to General Relativity with study of the application of General Relativity to Astrophysics and Cosmology.
References
There is no single text prescribed, but specific texts and journal articles are referred to as appropriate.
Topics
This course follows on from PHY1483F. We begin by outlining how Einstein's equations can be derived from an action principle from scratch. Applying them, we find the conditions under which gravity is attractive, and describe gravitational lensing. Next, we develop the story of homogeneous isotropic FRW cosmology, and introduce the idea of inflation. Then we discuss aspects of the thermal physics of the early universe. After that, we give an outline of the theory of inflationary perturbations and how they grow over time, and connections to experiment. Next, we turn to introducing black hole thermodynamics, extra dimensions, and alternative theories of gravity. We finish up with a brief introduction to numerical relativity.
This cross listed course is offered at together with PHY484H. For course schedule please see: Relativity Theory II
 course title
 PHY1484H S (ARTS & SCI 484)
 session
 winter
 group
 cross listed course
 time and location

This cross listed course is offered together with PHY484H Please see: PHY484H
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