NOTE that the course plan is
preliminary and might
be changed during
the course (I try to have it done about one week in advance).
SR: Frl 2,3,12
Tensors, differential geometry: Frl 3,5, 6, 12, 13
GR and its applications: rest
We will have 3 midterm tests
("KS" short for
"kontrollskrivning") to give bonus points. The material for these tests
are problems done in
previous exercise classes and suggested homework problems. In the last
exercise class our before such a midterm test there will be a workshop
("RS" short for "räknestuga") where students should work on the
problems tested in the next KS and can ask the exercise class teacher
Source of Problems/appreviations
[C]= Ta-Pei Cheng: Relativity, gravitations and cosmology, Oxford
(2006) (=Course book)
[MOS]=problems taken from: J. Mickelsson, T. Ohlsson, H. Snellman:
compendium (2003) (available here;
you need not print this since he problem formulations are included in
[Oe1] below). The Numbers
inside [ ] refer
to (2005) edition of the compendium.)
[S]=B.F. Schutz: A first course in general relativity, Cambridge (2006)*
[Oe1]=pdf file available here.
[Oe2]=pdf file available here.
[Oe3]=pdf file available here.
[Oe4]=pdf file available here.
[RQ]=Review question from [C],
"[S2] 3." means "Problem 3 from Chapter 2 in [S]", etc.
"[RQ2] 1." means review question 1. from Chapter 2 in [C], etc.
"[C] 2.1" means "Problem 2.1 in [C]", etc.
RS (short for
"räknestuga") = work shop where students should solve problems and
can ask the exercise class teacher for help KS (short for
"kontrollskrivning") = midterm test
*These problems will be made available in the exercise classes
The problems in paranthesis "(...)" in each exercise class are
The problems asked in the midterm
tests (KS) are very similar to
problems done in exercise classes or these
homework problems: if you know how to do these problems well and
quickly you should be able to get full points.