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Explain the equivalence principle.
Understand local inertial coordinates.
Perform calculations in tensor calculus in curved space-time.
Derive the Einstein field equations.
Understand the connection between geodesics and curvature.
Determine black hole solutions.
Understand the three classical test of General Relativity.
Expalin the Kruskal extension to the Schwarzschild solution and the structure of black holes.
Derive the linear approximation and its application to gravitational waves.
Derive the Robertson-Walker solution for an expanding universe.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Differential Geometry (ACM40090)Learning Exclusions:
PHYC40120 - General Relativity & Cosmology
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Take-home assignments and in-class tests||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Examination: End of semester exam||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Graded assignments will be returned to students and solutions will be discussed during tutorials.
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Tues 13:00 - 13:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33||Wed 15:00 - 16:50|