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2020/2021

Relativistic Physics I

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
02REL1 Z,ZK 6 4+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Oldřich Semerák (guarantor)
Tutor:
Oldřich Semerák (guarantor)
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Tensor analysis. Curvature and Einstein gravitational law. Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equations. Black holes and gravitational collapse.

Requirements:

Knowledge of general relativity is presumed on the level of 02OR lecture.

Syllabus of lectures:

1.-2. Tensor analysis - recalling and additions.

3.-4. Curvature.

5.-6. Einstein's gravitational law.

7.-8. Schwarzschild's solution of Einstein equations.

9. Analytical extension of Schwarzschild metric.

10.-11. More general solutions of Einstein equations describing stationary black holes.

12. Gravitational collapse.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving exercises on the following topics:

1.-2. Tensor analysis - recalling and additions.

3.-4. Curvature.

5.-6. Einstein's gravitational law.

7.-8. Schwarzschild's solution of Einstein equations.

9. Analytical extension of Schwarzschild metric.

10.-11. More general solutions of Einstein equations describing stationary black holes.

12. Gravitational collapse.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Get advanced knowledge of general relativity including basic solutions of Einstein's equations.

Skills:

Solving advanced examples in general relativity.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Bičák J., Ruděnko V. N.: Relativity Theory and Gravitational Waves (in Czech), UK, Praha 1986

[2] Kuchař K.: Foundations of General Relativity Theory (in Czech), Academia, Praha 1968

Recommended references:

[3] Misner C. W., Thorne K. S., Wheeler J. A.: Gravitation (Freeman, San Francisco 1973)

[4] Weinberg S.: Gravitation and Cosmology (J. Wiley, New York 1972)

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