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Syllabus of the course: Theory of Gravity


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CodeΦ-533
TypeB
ECTS5
Hours5
SemesterSpring
InstructorN. Tsamis
ProgramWednesday, 9:00-11:00, 1st floor semminar room
Thursday, 9:00-11:00, 1st floor semminar room
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Goal of the courseThe course is intended for graduate students as well as for undergraduates with the proper background. The basic aim of the course is to present the general theory of relativity with appilcations and possible extensions of the theory.
SyllabusNewtonian Gravitation - Galilean Relativity, Special Theory of Relativity - Equivalence Principle - Tensor Analysis - Elements of Differential Geometry - Einstein Field Equations - Verification of the General Theory of Relativity - Gravitational Waves - Gravitational Collapse, Black Holes - Gravitational Action - Quantum Gravity - Extensions of the General Theory of Relativity.
Bibliography«Gravitation and Cosmology» - Steven Weinberg, John Wiley & Sons

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