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Physics 751 -- GENERAL RELATIVITY -- FALL 2011
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**Instructor:**
Professor
S. Martin

Office: La Tourette 214

Phone: (815) 753-6467

email: spmartin@niu.edu

Office hours: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30.
(Or, as always, whenever you can find me, which means usually not Thursday
afternoons).

**Class meetings: (NOTE CHANGE)**
M,W,F 9:00-9:50, 227 La Tourette

**Textbook:**
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity

Author: Sean M. Carroll

ISBN-13: 9780805387322

Publisher: Pearson Addison-Wesley

**Graduate catalog description:**
Special relativity on a flat space-time metric, manifolds and curvature,
Einstein's equation, Schwarzschild solution.

**Grading:**
100% based on homework sets, assigned approximately weekly.

The course syllabus is here.

Homework #1 assignment. (due Friday September 2, 2011).

Homework #2 assignment. (due Wednesday September 14, 2011).

Homework #3 assignment. (due Wednesday September 21, 2011).

Homework #4 assignment. (due Wednesday September 28, 2011).

Homework #5 assignment. (due Friday October 7, 2011).

Homework #6 assignment. (due Monday October 17, 2011).

Homework #7 assignment. (due Friday November 4, 2011).

Homework #8 assignment. (due Friday November 14, 2011).

Homework #9 assignment. (due Friday December 2, 2011).