Summer Semester 2016The course is an introduction to General Relativity. Suggested prerequisites: Classical Mechanics; Electromagnetism (including Special Relativity, although we will review it in the first lectures).Program  Special Relativity  Vectors and tensors  Manifolds  The Energy Momentum tensor  Curvature  Equations of GR  Gravitational Waves  Schwarzschild solution and its generalizations  Cosmology NOTE: Course begins on April 18th, 2016, 9:15 am Exercise classes start from the week after the beginning of the course, at various locations/times. For any information on the exercises, please contact Dr. Yashar Akrami, akrami@thphys.uniheidelberg.de Calendar (9:1511:00 am): 18.04 20.04 25.04 27.04 02.05 04.05 09.05 11.05 18.05 23.05 25.05 30.05 01.06 06.06 08.06 13.06 15.06 Lecture moved to KIP, Hoersaal 2 (usual time) 20.06 22.06 27.06 29.06 04.07 06.07 11.07 13.07 18.07 CREDITS: 8 EXAM DATES First exam: INF 308 HS1 and INF 227 HS1 on Thursday July, 28th from 1pm to 4pm. You are allowed to bring a single A4 sheet with all the handwritten equations you can fit in on both sides and a pocket calculator. No other material (books, computers, tablets, cellphones, copybooks) is allowed. Bring an identity card. Second exam (you are admitted only if you fail or don't show up at the first exam) : Philos.weg 12 / GHS on Monday October 10th, 2016 from 10:00 to 13:00 (note new time!) Same rules as for the first exam. Problem sheets Here you will find the problem sheets that will be distributed during the course; normally, new problem sheets will be posted between Wednesday and Thursday every week. The problems will be discussed in the exercise classes two weeks after the assignment. During the course, some problem sheets will be graded (this will be clearly indicated on the sheet page). The graded sheets will have to be handed in during the week after the assignment, during the Wednesday lecture at the latest, otherwise will be counted as zero points. The graded exercises have to be done and handed in individually. In order to be admitted to the final written exam, the student will have to pass a cumulative threshold of 50% of the points. The exercise sheets can be found at this page
