87957 - GENERAL RELATIVITY 1

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student will learn elements of General Relativity. In particular he/she will acquire a basic knowledge of Einstein field equations and their Schwarzschild and gravitational wave solutions. He/she will be able to describe classical tests of General Relativity and master simple applications of it.

Course contents

Special Relativity-Maxwell equations-retarded potential

Equivalence principle

Geodesics

Riemann tensor

Einstein equations

Schwarzschild solution

Classical tests

Black holes

Gravitational waves

Readings/Bibliography

S. Weinberg : Gravitation and Cosmology, John Wiley & Sons, 1972

R. D'Inverno : Introducing Einstein Relativity, Oxford University Press, 1992


Teaching methods

Lectures

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Office hours

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