Fakultät für Physik




TVI/TMP-TC1: General Relativity – Overview


About the lecture

Time and place

Monday 14:00-16:00 and Friday 10:00-12:00, Theresienstr. 37 - A 348

This lecture studies the consequences of the principle of equivalence. The general theory of relativity is developed by seeking a unification of Newton gravity with the special theory of relativity.

Topic overview:

Applications include gravitational waves, the Friedmann Universe and black holes.

Let us stress that this is a course on physical relativity, not a mere application of geometry.


In the upcoming two weeks 29.1 through 11.2 there will be no central exercise. Instead there will be an additional third lecture by Prof. Dr. Hofmann. The solutions to the problem sheets will thus be presented in the tutorials.



  • "Self-Interaction and Gauge Invariance", by S. Deser
  • Collected papers of Albert Einstein
  • "Über die Krümmung des Raumes", by A. Friedmann


  • "Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity", by J. B. Hartle,
  • "Gravitation", by C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne and J. A. Wheeler, 
  • "General Relativity", by Robert M. Wald, 
  • "Gravitation and Cosmology: Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity", by S. Weinberg 

Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: Maximilian Kögler