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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/02/2015
SPAT0012-1  General relativity

Duration :  60h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Engineering Physics, in-depth approach, 2nd year5
Master in Mathematical Sciences, in-depth approach, 1st year8
Master in Space Sciences, Research focus, 1st year6
Master in Space Sciences, Research focus, 2nd year6
Master in Mathematical Sciences, didactic approach, 1st year8
Master in Mathematical Sciences, professional focus in management, 1st year8
Master in Mathematical Sciences, professional focus in computer science, 1st year8
Master en sciences mathématiques, à finalité spécialisée en statistique, 1st year8
Master in Mathematical Sciences, specialized approach, 1st year8
Master in Mathematical Sciences8
Lecturer :  Yves De Rop
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
All year long, with partial in January
Course contents :  
Classical first course in general relativity.
- Special relativity - Equivalence principle - Tensorial analysis in flat spaces - Stress-energy tensor - Riemannian manifolds - Einstein field equations - Spatially homogeneous and isotropic cosmological models - Schwarzschild geometrodynamics.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Offer the students a new perspective beyond the design of space and time according to Newton : the relativistic spacetime.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Basic notions in theoretical physics.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
- Lecture notes; - Bernard F. Schutz, « A first course in general relativity », second edition, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Oral exam in January. In June, written exam and oral presentation of an application of the theory.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Yves De Rop
Département d'astrophysique, de géophysique et d'océanographie
Allée du 6 août, 17
Bâtiment B5c, bureau -1/2
4000 - Liège

Items online :  
Relativité générale (2014)
Syllabus for the course SPAT0012 (in french).


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