GENERAL RELATIVITY

Second cycle degree in PHYSICS

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: GIANGUIDO DALL'AGATA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Theoretical Physics is recommended.
Examination methods: Questions on the topics presented during the course and solution of a simple problem.
Course unit contents: Riemannian geometry; Differential forms; the Principle of Equivalence; Einstein’s field equation; the Schwarzschild solution, the Newtonian limit; experimental tests; Maximally symmetric spaces; Schwarzschild black holes; More on black holes (Penrose diagrams, charged and rotating black holes); black hole Thermodynamics.