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School of Science
PHYSICS
Course unit
GENERAL RELATIVITY
SCP7081661, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
PHYSICS
SC2382, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track PHYSICS OF THE FUNDAMENTAL INTERACTIONS [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENERAL RELATIVITY
Website of the academic structure http://physics.scienze.unipd.it/2019/laurea_magistrale
Department of reference Department of Physics and Astronomy
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
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

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA MARTUCCI FIS/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses 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
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Theoretical Physics is recommended.
Target skills and knowledge: This course will provide 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)
  • Wald, Robert M., General relativityRobert M. Wald. Chicago: London, University of Chicago Press, 1984. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Rindler, Wolfgang, Relativityspecial, general, and cosmologicalWolfgang Rindler. Oxford: New York, Oxford University Press, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)