PHYS-427 / 5 crédits

Enseignant: Chapochnikov Mikhail

Langue: Anglais


Summary

Introduce the students to general relativity and its classical tests.

Content

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Analytical mechanics

Classical Electrodynamics

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Explain the basic concepts of special and general relativity
  • Describe physical phenomena in different coordinate systems
  • Compute Christofell symbols and curvatures from a given line element
  • Solve Einstein's field equations for static spherically symmetric problems
  • Explain the observational effects at the scale of the Solar System that cannot be described by Newtonian gravity

Teaching methods

Ex cathedra and exercices in classroom

Assessment methods

final exam 100%

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Bibliography

    1. S. Weinberg, "Gravitation and Cosmology"
    2. C. Mizner, K.S. Thorne, J.A. Wheeler, "Gravitation"
    3. L. Landau, Lifshitz, "The classical theory of fields"

      Ressources en bibliothèque

      Moodle Link

      Dans les plans d'études

      • Semestre: Automne
      • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
      • Matière examinée: Relativity and cosmology I
      • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Semestre: Automne
      • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
      • Matière examinée: Relativity and cosmology I
      • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Semestre: Automne
      • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
      • Matière examinée: Relativity and cosmology I
      • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Semestre: Automne
      • Forme de l'examen: Oral (session d'hiver)
      • Matière examinée: Relativity and cosmology I
      • Cours: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines
      • Exercices: 2 Heure(s) hebdo x 14 semaines

      Semaine de référence

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