
Course unit
GENERAL RELATIVITY
SCP7081661, A.A. 2017/18
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary 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 
Start of activities 
02/10/2017 
End of activities 
19/01/2018 
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; Einsteinâ€™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. : AddisonWesley, 2003.

A. Zee, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell. : Princeton University Press, 2013.

F. de Felice, C.J.S. Clarke,, Relativity on curved manifolds. : Cambridge University Press, 1992.

S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmologyâ€™. : Wiley, 1972.


