Relativity and Cosmology I14756.2015 (KLIPS / ILIAS) | Winter term 2020/21
This lecture course will be given in an online format.
A weekly zoom meeting is planned
for questions on the course: Master core course within the Primary Area of Specialization GR-QFT |
Lectures
Video organisation: Yi-Fan Wang (yfwang@thp.uni-koeln.de; 3.04 new building)Lecture notes
A script of the lecture notes for the first six chapters can be found here. The password has been sent by email.Script is under construction; additional sections will be added as soon as they are available.
Exercise classes
Exercise classes will be given on Thursdays with Zoom. Details have been given by email.Start: | Nov 12 |
Time and place: |
Exercise class I:
10:00–11:30
Tutor: Tim Schmitz (tschmitz@thp.uni-koeln.de; 107 old building) |
Exercise class II:
14:00–15:30
Tutors: Leonardo Chataignier (lcmr@thp.uni-koeln.de; 3.04 new building) |
Exercise sheets
New exercise sheets will be released on ILIAS and here below. The solutions can be found on ILIAS.Exercise | Release | Submit | Discuss | Remark |
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Sheet 1 | Nov 9, 2020 | Nov 16 | Nov 19 | |
Sheet 2 | Nov 16 | Nov 23 | Nov 16 | |
Sheet 3 | Nov 23 | Nov 30 | Dec 3 | |
Sheet 4 | Nov 30 | Dec 7 | Dec 10 | |
Sheet 5 | Dec 7 | Dec 14 | Dec 17 | |
Sheet 6 | Dec 14 | Dec 21 | Jan 7, 2021 | |
Sheet 7 | Dec 21 | Jan 11, 2021 | Jan 14 | |
Sheet 8 | Jan 11, 2021 | Jan 18 | Jan 21 | ver 1.02 |
Sheet 9 | Jan 18 | Jan 25 | Jan 28 | |
Sheet 10 | Jan 25 | Feb 1 | Feb 4 | ver 1.01 |
Sheet 11 | Feb 1 | Feb 8 | Feb 11 |
Criteria for passing the course
- Active participation in the exercise class.
- At least 50 % of the credit points from the exercises.
Literature
- S. Carroll,
Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General
Relativity (Addison-Wesley)
The lecture notes, on which this book is based, can be found on arXiv:gr-qc/9712019, and in html at Caltech - J. B. Hartle, Gravity (Addison-Wesley)
Further reading
- C. Misner, K. Thorne, J. A. Wheeler, Gravitation (W. H. Freeman)
- R. M. Wald, General Relativity (University of Chicago Press)
- W. Rindler, Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological (Oxford University Press) (de)
- R. d’Inverno, Introducing Einstein's Relativity (Oxford University Press) (de)
- N. Straumann, General Relativity (Springer) (de)
Contents of the lecture
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- Introduction
- Newtonian Gravity
- Special relativity
- Gravity as geometry
- Differential geometry I: Classic formulation
- Einstein's field equations and their linear approximation
- Gravitational waves
- The Schwarzschild solution
- Geodesics in the Schwarzschild solution
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