Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising 3 one-hour lectures/week |
Total Time Commitment:
|Prerequisites:||A third year subject in electrodynamics equivalent to 640-323 Electrodynamics (Advanced), 640-343 Electrodynamics or 640-383 Electrodynamics.|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the 3 Disability Liaison Unit website: 4 http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Nicole Bell
|Subject Overview:||This subject provides an advanced introduction to Einstein's theory of general relativity. Specific topics may inlcude special relativity, manifolds and curvature, experimental tests, Einstein's equations, the Schwarzschild solution and black holes, weak fields and gravitational radiation. Examples will be drawn from particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.|
The objectives of this subject are:
|Assessment:||Two assignments totalling up to 36 pages of written work (20%), one due mid-semester and the other late-semester, plus a four-hour end-of-semester written examination (80%).|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
At the completion of this subject, students should have gained skills in:
Master of Science (Physics) |
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