Study Programmes 2015-2016
Version 2014-2015
General relativity, Part 3: supplement
Duration :
20h Th
Number of credits :
Master in Mathematical Sciences3
Master in Physical Sciences 2
Master in Space Sciences, Research focus2
Master in Mathematical Sciences3
Master in Physical Sciences 2
Lecturer :
Yves De Rop
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the second semester
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Course contents :
First technical course in general relativity, continuation of SPAT0012-2.
- 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.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :
Recommended or required readings :
Lecture notes are available.
Assessment methods and criteria :
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