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2020/2021

Relativistic Physics 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language
02REL2 Z,ZK 6 4+2 Czech
Lecturer:
Jiří Bičák (guarantor), Oldřich Semerák
Tutor:
Jiří Bičák (guarantor), Oldřich Semerák
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Black holes and gravitational collapse. Astrophysics of black holes. General relativity in other branches of physics and astrophysics. Linearised theory of gravitation, gravitational waves.

Requirements:

Knowledge of general relativity is presumed on the level of lectures 02OR and 02REL1.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equations.

2. Analytical extension of Schwarzschild metric.

3. More general solutions of Einstein equations describing stationary black holes.

4.-5. Gravitational collapse.

6.-8. Physics and astrophysics of black holes.

9.-10. Other branches of physics in general relativistic formulation.

11.-12. Linearised theory of gravitation, gravitational waves.

Syllabus of tutorials:

Solving exercises on the following topics:

1. Schwarzschild solution of Einstein equations.

2. Analytical extension of Schwarzschild metric.

3. More general solutions of Einstein equations describing stationary black holes.

4.-5. Gravitational collapse.

6.-8. Physics and astrophysics of black holes.

9.-10. Other branches of physics in general relativistic formulation.

11.-12. Linearised theory of gravitation, gravitational waves.

Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Learn the description of astrophysical phenomena in terms of general relativity.

Skills:

Solving simple examples from astrophysics.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] Bičák J., Ruděnko V. N., Teorie relativity a gravitační vlny (skriptum UK, Praha 1986)

[2] Kuchař K.: Základy obecné teorie relativity (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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