Physics 131: General Relativity

Physics 131: General Relativity

Spring 2008

Lecture MWF 9:00-9:50 Building 387 room 104

Professor: Anthony Zee 
Office hours: tba.

TA: Kevin Moore
Office hours: tba

Text: Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity by James Hartle. I plan to cover chapters 4-9, 12, 13, and 17-19. We are skipping the first three chapters: Chapter 1 is a brief overview of the whole subject; Chapter 2 is a review of basic notions of geometry; Chapter 3 is a review of Newtonian gravity. Use these chapters as needed.

Homework: There will be weekly homework assignments that will be posted every Wed. and due 5pm in the TA's mailbox one week later.

Midterm & Final: Both the midterm and the final will most likely be take home.

Grading: The homework will count 50%, the midterm will count 20%, and the final will count 30%.