General relativity is the geometric theory of gravitation that generalises special relativity and Newton's law of universal gravitation, providing a unified description of gravity as a geometric property of space and time, or spacetime. In particular, the curvature of spacetime is directly related to the energy and momentum of whatever matter and radiation are present. This course uses the physics of black holes extensively to develop and illustrate the concepts of general relativity and curved spacetime.

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Geodesics, Black Holes, Einstein's Field Equations, Gravitation, Tensor Calculus, Equivalance Principle
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Graduate

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