Relativity and Cosmology

  • Teaching

    Details

    Faculty Faculty of Science and Medicine
    Domain Physics
    Code UE-SPH.04732
    Languages English
    Type of lesson Lecture
    Level Master
    Semester SA-2021

    Title

    French Relativité et cosmologie
    German Relativitätstheorie und Kosmologie
    English Relativity and Cosmology

    Schedules and rooms

    Summary schedule Monday 13:15 - 15:00, Hebdomadaire
    Struct. of the schedule 2h par semaine durant 14 semaines
    Contact's hours 28

    Teaching

    Responsibles
    Teachers
    Description

    Einstein’s relativity, special and general, is a cornerstone of modern physics. It embraces topics like time delation, curved spacetime, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology. This class uses a “physics first” approach to make this theory accessible with a minimum of tensor calculus.

    Training objectives

    Have a basic understanding of the principles of special and general relativity. Know the major experiments and phenomena in the field. Get a grasp of the necessary notions in differential geometry (tensors, curvature etc.).

    Softskills
    No
    Off field
    No
    BeNeFri
    Yes
    Mobility
    Yes
    UniPop
    No

    Documents

    Bibliography

    The class is based on the textbook „A General Relativity Workbook“ by Thomas A. Moore (University Science Books, 2013). There exists a French translation of this book:

    Tomas A. Moore, „Relativité générale“ (DeBoeck, 2014).

  • Dates and rooms
    Date Hour Type of lesson Place
    20.09.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    27.09.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    04.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    11.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    18.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    25.10.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    08.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    22.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    29.11.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    06.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    13.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
    20.12.2021 13:15 - 15:00 Cours PER 08, Room 0.51
  • Assessments methods

    Exercices rendus

    Assessments methods By success/failure
    Descriptions of Exams

    Based on weekly exercises.

  • Assignment
    Valid for the following curricula:
    Additional Courses in Sciences
    Version: ens_compl_sciences
    Paquet indépendant des branches > Specialized courses in Physics (Master level)

    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies [PRE-DOC]
    Version: 2020_1/v_01
    Additional programme requirements for PhD studies (Faculty of Science and Medicine) > Specialized courses in Physics (Master level)

    Physics [3e cycle]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in Physics (Master level)

    Physics [POST-DOC]
    Version: 2015_1/V_01
    Continuing education > Specialized courses in Physics (Master level)