# 402-0830-00L General Relativity

Semester | Autumn Semester 2017 |

Lecturers | G. M. Graf |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

### Courses

Number | Title | Hours | Lecturers | |||||||||||||||||||
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402-0830-00 V | General Relativity **together with University of Zurich** No classes on 7 and 9 November 2017 and on 19 and 21 December 2017. They are preponed to the following dates: 22 September, 6 and 13 October, 24 November 2017. | 4 hrs |
| G. M. Graf | ||||||||||||||||||

402-0830-00 U | General Relativity **together with University of Zurich** | 2 hrs |
| G. M. Graf |

### Catalogue data

Abstract | Manifold, Riemannian metric, connection, curvature; Special Relativity; Lorentzian metric; Equivalence principle; Tidal force and spacetime curvature; Energy-momentum tensor, field equations, Newtonian limit; Post-Newtonian approximation; Schwarzschild solution; Mercury's perihelion precession, light deflection. |

Objective | Basic understanding of general relativity, its mathematical foundations, and some of the interesting phenomena it predicts. |

Literature | Suggested textbooks: C. Misner, K, Thorne and J. Wheeler: Gravitation S. Carroll - Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity R. Wald - General Relativity S. Weinberg - Gravitation and Cosmology N. Straumann - General Relativity with applications to Astrophysics |

### Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again) | |

Performance assessment as a semester course | |

ECTS credits | 10 credits |

Examiners | G. M. Graf |

Type | session examination |

Language of examination | English |

Repetition | The performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit. |

Mode of examination | oral 30 minutes |

This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding. |

### Learning materials

Main link | Information |

Moodle course | Moodle-Kurs / Moodle course |

Only public learning materials are listed. |

### Groups

No information on groups available. |

### Restrictions

There are no additional restrictions for the registration. |