PHYS 631: General Relativity

Welcome to General Relativity. Please ask lots of questions, and by all means get in touch with me if you have any questions or concerns.
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Course Information

A complete discussion of course policies can be found in the
course syllabus (Version 3/29/17).

Instructor:
Prof. Dave Goldberg (goldberg@drexel.edu)
Office: Disque Hall Room 810
Phone: x2715
Office Hours: T 1:30-2:30, Fr 3:30-4:30, or by appointment in advance

Lecture:
T,Th 9:30-11
Disque 919

Textbook:
A First Course in General Relativity, 2nd edition, by Bernard Schutz.
[Amazon Page]

Announcements

  • On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, we'll have an in-class midterm exam. You will have 1 1/2 hours to complete the exam, and other than the equation sheet below, it will be entirely closed book. The exam will be 3-5 multi-part problems, much in the style of the homework problems that I've written. The exam will be comprehensive, including all material covered up to the end of lecture on Tuesday, May 1 (about halfway into Chapter 6). If you have any questions in preparing (or during the exam), please don't hesitate to ask. To help you prepare:
  • [2017 Midterm Solution Key]
  • May 19, 2017: [Maple Program for Weak Gravity and Pressure]
  • On Thursday, June 15, 2017, we'll have a final exam at One Drexel Plaza One Drexel Plaza GL20
    You will have 2 hours to complete the exam, and other than the equation sheet below, it will be entirely closed book. The exam will be 3-5 multi-part problems, much in the style of the homework problems and the midterm. The exam will be comprehensive, including all material covered in the course. As a reminder, my general standard for "fair" questions is that they must be covered in at least 2 of 3 ways: 1) In Lecture, 2) In your assigned readings, 3) On a homework problem. If you have any questions in preparing (or during the exam), please don't hesitate to ask. To help you prepare:
  • [Final Exam Solution Key]

Materials and Links

Material

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Homework Assignments

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Homework will be assessed a 10% penalty will be given for each day of lateness.