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Radboud universityProspectusesFaculty of Science > Bachelor Natuur- en Sterrenkunde

General Relativity Theory 

Course ID
NWI-NB032B
Credits
3
Scheduled
fourth quarter
Teaching methods
  • 16 hrs lecture
  • 16 hrs problem session
Pre-requisites
Tensors and Applications  
Objectives
  • The student is able to apply tensor analysis to GRT problems
  • The student understands the Einstein equations and their consequences
  • The student is able to to solve or at least discuss their solution in simple cases
Contents
GRT is essential to understand the structure and evolution of the cosmos. Tensor analysis is an indispensable tool.
Subjects
  • Special relativity summary
  • Newtonian and post-Newtonian gravity
  • Einstein equations
  • Schwarzschild solution
  • the cosmological constan
  • gravitational waves
  • simple cosmological models
Examination
Take-home tentamen
Literature

Necessary:

  • W. Rindler, Relativity: Special, General and Cosmological, 2nd edition 2006, Oxford Univ. Press, ISBN 9780-1985-67325