Instructor  David
Klein Santa Susana Hall, Room 127 Phone: (818) 6777792 email: david.klein@csun.edu, web page: www.csun.edu/~vcmth00m Office Hours: MW 4:39 to 5 p.m. & by appointment (via zoom) 
Class Meetings  Meetings, including office
hours, will be online via zoom due to the Covid
pandemic. For this reason attendance
during the class zoom meetings is mandatory and your video camera
should be on (with only rare exceptions) so that I can see you
for the duration of the class meetings. 
Prerequisites

For
Math Students: at least Math 462, Math 450a, but also
recommended
are any of the courses Math 450b, Math 501, Math 570, Math 550, Math
552. For Physics Students: at least Phys 402, Phys 410, but also recommended are as many math courses as possible 
Grading  There will be a midterm and a
final exam, each contributing onethird to the total grade for the
course, with homework assignments contituting the remaining third. Plus
grades (+) and minus grades (–) will be assigned. 
Homework  Student collaboration is
encouraged, but you
should understand everything you turn in. 
Textbook

General relativity: an
introduction for physicists, by Hobson, Estanthiou, and
Lasenby. Additional Mathematical development will be presented in
class
lectures. 