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Spring 2015 Classes
PHYS 115: General Physics II
Continuation of General Physics I: Electricity, magnetism, light, and atomic and nuclear phenomena. Prerequisites: PHYS 113/114 or permission of department. Corequisite: PHYS 116. Offered every spri
This course will cover Newtonian gravity, special and general relativity and cosmology. Some of the topics include Newton's law of gravitation, Keplerin orbits, special relativity with spacetime diag
rams and metrics, generalization to accelerated frames, the Equivalence Principle, curvature of spacetime, classical tests of GR, stationary and spinning black holes, large scale structure of the universe, big bang theory and the cosmological model. Prerequisites: PHYS 311 or permission of the department. Not offered on a regular basis