** Phy408, Introduction to Relativity, Spring 2018
**
** Prof Edward Shuryak **

(office:Monday 2-4, C139, phone 632-8127, edward.shuryak@stonybrook.edu)
Home page is
http://dau2.physics.sunysb.edu/~shuryak/relativity16.html

** Time MonWed 4:00-5:20PM , place PHYSICS P128
**

The main objective of the course is to introduce
students to special and general relativity, their mathematical tools and
physics applications. The course level is intermediate between undegrad and grad.
I believe that mastering the tools of the subject can only come from
problem solving, and therefore the course has extensive load of the homeworks.
Those can be done by hand, but usage of Mathematica is encouraged, because some
tasks are tedious to do by hand.
Homework grades will make 60% of the final grade, and the rest from the
final written exam.
The topics to be discussed include