GTR_Cos - BITS Pilani

GTR_Cos - BITS Pilani

GTR_Cos - BITS Pilani


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General Relativity & <strong>Cos</strong>mology (PHY C415)The course is intended to introduce the basic concepts of General Theory of Relativity andits application to <strong>Cos</strong>mologyInstructor: Dr. Prasanta Kumar DasAbout the course:About the InstructorContact: Phone: +91(832) 2580-448E-mail: pdas@goa.bits-pilani.ac.inOffice: B-314,Office Hours: By appointmentCourse handout: A course handout is available here.Recommended background:Textbook: General Relativity and <strong>Cos</strong>mology, S. Weinberg.Course format Regular lectures of the course will be on MWF from 9:00 AM to 9.50 PM inC305 as mentioned below. Lectures will include demonstrations, slides, videos etc.Class ScheduleTimingVenueMONDAY (L) C-304 9:00-9:50 AMWEDNESDAY (L) C-304 9.00-9.50 AMFRIDAY (L) C-304 9.00-9.50 AMTutorial session will be announced later.

Evaluation componentsEXAMINATION DATE, TIME, VENUE WEIGHTAGE QUESTION PAPERTest-1 TBA 20%Test-2 TBA 20%Compre-Exam 03.05.2013 40%Project NA 20% Project problems.Some rules(1) Attendance at all the classes although is not compulsory but are expected.(2) Projects are of extreme importance.(3) The students who miss the Test and Comprehensive examinations, will have to apply for themake-up as per as the <strong>BITS</strong>-Goa rules only after the prior intimation with the Instructor-in-Charge.(4) Office consultation hours will be announced in the class.

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