General Relativity and Cosmology

Course code

MLF7106.LT

old course code

MLF7106

Course title in Estonian

Üldrelatiivsusteooria ja kosmoloogia

Course title in English

General Relativity and Cosmology

ECTS credits

6.0

Assessment form

Examination

lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester

Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.

lecturer of 2024/2025 Spring semester

Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.

Course aims

Support understanding space-time evolution of the modern physical picture of the world;

To support in-depth understanding of the development of modern astronomy and astrophysics and their goals through general relativity.

To support in-depth understanding of the development of modern astronomy and astrophysics and their goals through general relativity.

Brief description of the course

Tensors and vectors. Minkowski spacetimes. Lorentz transformations. Metric tensor. Riemann and Ricci tensors. The energy-momentum tensor in spacetimes curve. Schwartzschildi spacetime. Friedmann spacetime. Evolution of the universe, this is confirmed by observations. Weak gravity fields, linearized theory of gravity.

Learning outcomes in the course

Upon completing the course the student:

Basic introduction about general relativit, the mathematical apparatus;

Basic knowledge about general relativity observational confirmation conclusion;

In-depth knowledge about cosmology rely onf modern physical theory.

Basic introduction about general relativit, the mathematical apparatus;

Basic knowledge about general relativity observational confirmation conclusion;

In-depth knowledge about cosmology rely onf modern physical theory.

Teacher

prof Romi Mankin, prof Tõnu Laas

Prerequisite course 1

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