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School of Science
PHYSICS
Course unit
GENERAL RELATIVITY
SCP7081661, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track PHYSICS OF THE UNIVERSE [003PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL RELATIVITY
Website of the academic structure http://fisica.scienze.unipd.it/2017/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA

Lecturers
Teacher in charge GIANGUIDO DALL'AGATA FIS/02

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SCP7081661 GENERAL RELATIVITY GIANGUIDO DALL'AGATA SC2382
SCP7081661 GENERAL RELATIVITY GIANGUIDO DALL'AGATA SC2382

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Theoretical Physics is recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: This course will cover a basic introduction to the theoretical and phenomenological foundations of the General Theory of Relativity.
At the end of the course students should be able to master basic techniques to find and analyze solutions to Einstein field equations.
Examination methods: Questions on the topics presented during the course and solution of a simple problem.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge and understanding of the course topics. Ability of solving elementary problems related to the course topics.
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.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures. Weekly assignments.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • S. Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity. --: Addison-Wesley, 2003. Cerca nel catalogo
  • A. Zee, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell. --: Princeton University Press, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • F. de Felice, C.J.S. Clarke,, Relativity on curved manifolds. --: Cambridge University Press, 1992. Cerca nel catalogo
  • S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology’. --: Wiley, 1972. Cerca nel catalogo