Fakultät für Physik




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. MisnerK. 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