PHY519 Applications of General Relativity

General Information

Lecturer: Prof. Philippe Jetzer
Assistants:

Maria Haney (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Shubhanshu Tiwari (Irchel, Y36 K34)

Michael Ebersold (Irchel, Y36 K32)

Lecture: Friday 13:00-14:45 (Irchel, Y36 K08)
Exercises classes: Friday 15:00-15:45 (Irchel, Y36 K08)
Misc:

Lecture

21.02.2020 1. Time Delay of Radar Echoes p. 1-3
28.02.2020 2. Geodetic Precession p. 4-9
06.03.2020 3. Linearized field Equations p. 10-13
13.03.2020 4. Lense-Thirring Effect p. 14-18
20.03.2020 5 Gravitational Waves   (5.1 - 5.4) p. 19-26
27.03.2020 5. Gravitational Waves   (5.5) p. 26-32
03.04.2020 6. Sources of Gravitational Waves   (6.1 - 6.2) p. 33-37
24.04.2020 6. Sources of Gravitational Waves   (6.3) p. 38-41
08.05.2020 6. Sources of Gravitational Waves   (6.4) p. 41-43
15.05.2020 7. The post-Newtonian Approximation   (7.1) p. 44-48
22.05.2020 7. The post-Newtonian Approximation   (7.2) p. 48-54
29.05.2020 8. The Kerr Solution p. 54-58

 

Additional Material

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  • S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology, Wiley, 1972
  • N. Straumann, General Relativity with applications to Astrophysics, Springer Verlag, 2004
  • C. Misner, K. Thorne and J. Wheeler, Gravitation, Freeman, 1973
  • R. Wald, General Relativity, Chicago University Press, 1984
  • T. Fliessbach, Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie, Spektrum Verlag, 1995
  • B. Schutz, A first course in General Relativity, Cambridge, 1985
  • R. Sachs and H. Wu, General Relativity for mathematicians, Springer Verlag, 1977
  • J. Hartle, Gravity, An introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, Addison Wesley, 2002
  • H. Stephani, General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 1990
  • A. Zee, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press, 2013
  • M. Guidry, Modern General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 2019
  • M. Maggiore, Gravitational Waves: Volume 1: Theory and Experiments, Oxford University Press, 2008