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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

PHYS032 HM - Gravitation

Credit(s): 1.5

Instructor(s): Connolly, Esin

Description: The theory and applications of Newtonian gravitation and an introduction to the ideas of gravitation in general relativity. Topics covered include gravitational potentials, orbits and celestial mechanics, tidal forces, atmospheres, Einstein’s equivalence principle, black holes, and cosmology. The target audience is students with a strong interest in fundamental physics and the mathematical as well as conceptual underpinnings of gravity and its applications.

Corequisite(s): PHYS024 HM