TC1: General Relativity – Overview
About the lecture
Time and place
Fr. / 14:00-18:00 c.t. / Theresienstr. 37 (A) - A 348
EXAM: RESULTS AND SOLUTIONS ARE ONLINE! Final grades for the course are online.
Bonus for 1 presentation of a problem on blackboard during the tutorials–30 % for the exam. BONUS LIST is ONLINE.
Solutions for some of the homework problems are online.
- "The Classical Theory of Fields, Volume 2 (Course of Theoretical Physics Series)", by L. D. Landau and E. M. Lifshitz (very dense and a bit old fashioned but a lot of good physical arguments and practicall calculations)
- "Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity", by S. Weinberg (less dense than Landau and Lifshitz and by far more broad, a lot of physical arguments and detailed descussions)
- "Gravitation", by C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne and J. A. Wheeler (huge but very good for differential geometry and as an encyclopedia for the subject)
- "A First Course in General Relativity", by Bernard Schutz, (nice modern introductory textbook, very good for gravity waves)
- "Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity", by Sean Carroll, (relatively simple nice modern textbook)
- "General Relativity", by Robert M. Wald (rather advanced and mathematical)
Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Alexander Vikman