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SCN1032615, A.A. 2014/15

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS (Ord. 2014)
SC1171, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2014/15
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Degree course track TEORICO E MODELLISTICO [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL RELATIVITY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge GIANGUIDO DALL'AGATA FIS/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines FIS/02 Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Models and Methods 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2015
End of activities 12/06/2015
Show course schedule 2017/18 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Relatività Generale 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Presidente)
LECHNER KURT (Membro Effettivo)
5 Relatività Generale 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Presidente)
LECHNER KURT (Membro Effettivo)
4 Relatività Generale 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Presidente)
LECHNER KURT (Membro Effettivo)
3 Relatività Generale 01/10/2014 30/09/2015 DALL'AGATA GIANGUIDO (Presidente)
LECHNER KURT (Membro Effettivo)

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 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.
  • 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