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Courses Prerequisite to General Relativity/Cosmology Undergad course

  1. Aug 22, 2016 #1
    Hello, If anyone could help me with the prerequitisetes for an undergraduate General Relativity and Cosmology course I will enroll into, It will be much appreciated.
    The syllabus is the following(sorry for the rough translation):

    -Review of Special Relativity
    -Spacetime in GR
    -Geodesics
    -Energy-momentum tensor
    -Riemann Curvature Tensor
    -Einstein Equation
    -Schwarzschild Solution
    -GR tests
    -Black Holes: Schwarzschild and Kerr
    -Hawking Radiation
    -Gravitational radiation
    -Gravitons
    -Robertson-Walker metric
    -Friedman models
    -Event Horizon
    -Big Bang
    -Dark Matter
    Astrophysics: Hydrostatic balance of stars, temperature, Brightness, Giant stars, White dwarfs, Neutron stars, Pulsars, Supernovae
     
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  3. Aug 22, 2016 #2
    You may find it easiest to talk to your professor and see what knowledge they assume you have.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2016 #3
    Sadly, the professor is out of reach at the moment.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2016 #4
    Maybe talk to another professor in the department who is familiar with the class. Are there no prerequisites listed on the syllabus or "course catalog"?
     
  6. Aug 22, 2016 #5
    Sadly no.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2016 #6

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    You don't even have an academic advisor or other professors to consult on this? How many faculty members are in your department? One?

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  8. Aug 22, 2016 #7
    Sadly, my advisor does not know at the moment because he has no way to reach the professor teaching it and he did not teach it for many years
     
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