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AST 860  Gravitational Astrophysics

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Recommended Background:
PHY 820 and PHY 841
Description:
Experimental foundations, theory, and applications of gravitational physics and general relativity. Tests of the equivalence principle, modern solar system tests of general relativity, Schwarzschild metric, Hawking effect, Einstein's field equations.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2004 - Open