TGR (Theory of General Relativity)
This course provides an introduction to the dynamical aspects of the space-time geometry in the form of gravitational waves, and of the properties of the gravitationally collapsed objects (black holes).
Linearized Einstein equations
Detection of gravitational waves
Some exact wave solutions like pp-waves
Schwarzschild and Kerr geometry
Geodesics and conservation laws
A basic understanding of black holes and gravitational waves including the ability to do computations of the most important effects, within the framework of general relativity.
Mode of instruction
Lectures based on lecture notes with exercises for self study.
Two-part examination, on the topics of gravitational waves and black holes separately.
To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL
S. Carroll Spacetime and geometry. An introduction to
General Relativity, Addison Wesley (2004)
James B Hartle Gravity – An introduction to Einstein’s General
Relativity, Addison Wesley (2003)
Contactgegevens Docent:Prof.dr.Jan Willem van Holten