13010 - General Theory of Relativity Modulübersicht

Module Number: 13010
Module Title:General Theory of Relativity
  Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie
Department: Faculty 1 - Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Responsible Staff Member:
  • PD Dr. rer. nat. habil. Wulf, Ulrich
Language of Teaching / Examination:English
Duration:1 semester
Frequency of Offer: On special announcement
Credits: 6
Learning Outcome:After successfully completing the module, students know the idea of space-time and its characterization. Besides the concepts of Quantum Theory it plays a fundamental role for the understanding of modern physics. As a typical theoretical field it summarizes and explains different known facts on the basis of a few very general principles, it reflects an important working method of theoretical physics. Additionally the module supports presentation skills and further competences as accurateness, endurance and curiosity.
Contents:Galilei space, Minkowski space, Riemannian space, curved space-time, general relativistic effects, cosmological models.
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • Knowledge of theoretical mechanics and electrodynamics.
Mandatory Prerequisites:None
Forms of Teaching and Proportion:
  • Lecture / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Exercise / 2 Hours per Week per Semester
  • Self organised studies / 120 Hours
Teaching Materials and Literature:
  • Ray D'inverno: Introducing Einstein's Relativity
  • L.H. Ryder: Introduction to General Relativity
  • W. Rindler, Relativity: Special, General and Cosmological
Module Examination:Final Module Examination (MAP)
Assessment Mode for Module Examination:
  • oral examination, 30-45 Minuten
Evaluation of Module Examination:Performance Verification – graded
Limited Number of Participants:None
Part of the Study Programme:
  • Master (research-oriented) / Angewandte Mathematik / PO 2019
  • Master (research-oriented) / Physics / PO 2021
  • Bachelor (research-oriented) / Physik / PO 2021
  • Study programme Physics M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Physical Specialization with theoretical focus“, topic area „Theory, Simulation and further topics“
  • Study programme Applied Mathematics M.Sc.: Compulsory elective module in complex „Applications“, field  „Physics“
Self organised studies consist of:
  • revise lectures
  • study handouts and solve problems
  • weekly issued working sheets are given to students for deeping of knowledge
Due to the offer on special announcement please check in time (in the preparation of the Master Plan at the beginning of the first semester) the specific module offer with the responsibel staff member!

Module Components:
  • Lecture: General Theory of Relativity
  • Accompanying exercise
  • Related examination
Components to be offered in the Current Semester: