NWI-NB032B
Inleiding Algemene Relativiteitstheorie
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusNWI-NB032B
Studiepunten (ECTS)3
CategorieBA (Bachelor)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde en Informatica; Wiskunde, Natuur- en Sterrenkunde;
Docenten
Coördinator
prof. A.J. Levan
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. A.J. Levan
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
prof. A.J. Levan
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
prof. A.J. Levan
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2018
Periode
KW4  (08-04-2019 t/m 01-09-2019)
Aanvangsblok
KW4
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
  • The student understands the fundamental ideas underlying the construction of General Relativity and their conceptual and phenomenological consequences.
  • The student is familiar and can work with the most important tensors appearing in General Relativity (metric tensor, curvature tensors, stress-energy tensor).
  • The student knows the geodesic equation and can solve it in simple cases.
  • The student is familiar with Einstein’s equations and its most important solutions including Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology, linearized gravitational waves, and the Schwarzschild metric.
  • The student has a basic idea of how to solve Einstein’s equations using suitable, simplifying ansätze for the spacetime metric and the stress-energy tensor.
Inhoud

About 100 years after its first proposal, Einstein’s theory of general relativity is entering into a new exciting phase: astrophysical measurements have entered into a stage of precision cosmology where observations start to rule out cosmological models. Moreover, the first direct detection of gravitational waves in 2015 has opened a new window for exploring the physics of the early universe. The course uses a “physics first” approach laying the foundations for understanding these developments based on first principles. In this way it touches on a wealth of frontier scientific topics including curved spacetime, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology.

Bijzonderheden
This course will be taught in English

Onderwerpen
• Special relativity summary
• Newtonian and post-Newtonian gravity
• Einstein equations
• gravitational waves
• Schwarzschild solution
• simple cosmological models

Toetsinformatie
Written exam

Voorkennis
Theory of Special Relativity (NWI-NP007B); Tensors and Applications (NWI-NB031B)

Verplicht materiaal
Dictaat
Lecture notes will be provided for each chapter of the class.

Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
James B. Hartle, Gravity - An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, Addison Wesley, San Francisco (USA), 2003.
Boek
Jan-Willem van Holten, Gravitatie - van Zwaartekracht tot Kosmologie (in Dutch),

Werkvormen
Cursusgebeurtenis

Hoorcollege

Werkcollege

Zelfstudie

Toetsen
Tentamen
Weging1
ToetsvormTentamen
GelegenhedenBlok KW4, Blok KW4