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Kurs     SI2370     Relativitetsteori    

KURSPLANERING FOR SPING 2010

Frl=lectures
Ovn=Exercise classes

NOTE that the course plan is preliminary and changes might occur. Other changes might occur but are not so likely.

SR: Frl 1,2,3
Tensors, differential geometry: Frl 2,3,5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11
GR and its applications: rest

General plan:

There will be 3 optional midterm tests ("KS" short for "kontrollskrivning") which can give bonus points (there is nothing to loose by doing these tests!). In the last exercise class before such a midterm test there will be a workshop ("RS" short for "räknestuga") where students can work on any problem of interest or ask questions.
 
Source of Problems/appreviations
[C]= Ta-Pei Cheng: Relativity, gravitations and cosmology, Oxford (2010) (=Course book) 

[MOS]=problems taken from: J. Mickelsson, T. Ohlsson, H. Snellman: Relativity Theory, KTH 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.) 

[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],

Example
"[RQ2] 1." means review question 1. from Chapter 2 in [C], etc.
"[C] 2.1" means "Problem 2.1 in [C]", etc. Note that some of the assignments number differs depending on edition of the book. If the number is given as 2.4/2.7, the first number refers to the second edition and the second number to the first edition!
Also if there is a number followed with a letter n, it means the excercise only exist in the last edition, eg. 3.11n.


RS (short for "räknestuga") = work shop where students should solve problems and can ask the exercise class teacher for help explaining things
KS (short for "kontrollskrivning") = midterm test


The problems in paranthesis "(...)" in each exercise class are homework.


Here is the first KS
Here are the: answers
Here is the second KS
The answers
Here is the third KS
And the answers

The Question Box: Due to homepage thieves, send all your questions for the Question Box directly to Sofia, write in the subject line: The Question Box.
The deadline to send in questions to the Question Box will be the 10th of Mars. In the last excercise class some questions from the Question Box will be choosen. Just ask for you favourite problem!

Vecka 3 - 22 2009



Kurs     SI2370     Relativitetsteori    

Vecka 3, 2009 Moment Plan
  Tis 19 jan 13:00-15:00 Frl1  Introduction and overview (Ch. 1), SR (Ch. 2), LT (Box 3.2, Ch. 3)
  Tor 21 jan 10:00-12:00 Ovn1  [RQ1] 4., 6., 1., 2. [Oe1] 1, [C] 2.1, 2.3, 2.6 ([C] 3.3/2.7, 2.4)
 
Vecka 4, 2009
  Tis 26 jan 13:00-15:00 Frl2  SR and flat spacetime (the geometric description) (Ch. 3) and tensors (Ch. 12)
  Ons 27 jan 08:00-10:00 Ovn2 [RQ2] 3., [C] 3.5/2.8, 3.11n [MOS] 1.8 [1.7], 1.9 [1.8], 1.16, [Oe1] 2,   ([C] 2.7/2.13, 2.8/2.14, [RQ2] 13./(11.&12))
  Tor 28 jan 10:00-12:00 Frl3  SR: tensors  (Ch. 12)
      13:00-15:00 Ovn3 [RQ3] 10/[RQ2]10, [MOS] 1.27 [1.26], 1.53 [1.57], [Oe1] 3   ([MOS] 1.59 [1.62], [Oe1] 4., [RQ12] 2/[RQ10] 3, 5/[RQ10] 2)
 
Vecka 5, 2009
  Tis 2 feb 13:00-15:00 Frl4  Principle of equivalence (Ch. 4) 
  Ons 3 feb 08:00-10:00 Ovn4 1st hour:  [RQ12/10] 6/8, 9/10, ([C] 12.10/10.12, 12.12/10.13, [RQ12/10] 4/5., 7.)
2nd hour: RS1 (rec. to work on RQ. and Prob. Ch. (1-3,13))
  Tor 4 feb 08:00-10:00 Frl5  Principle of equivalence (Ch. 4 forts.). Beg. Ch. 5+ Repetition: variational calculus (parts of  Var.pdf)  
  Fre 5 feb 15:00-17:00 Ovn5 1st hour: KS1 on material from Frl 1-3/Ovn 1-4
2nd hour:  [C] 4.1/3.1, (4.2/3.2, 4.3/3.4)
 
Vecka 6, 2010
  Mån 8 feb 08:00-10:00 Frl6 Metric description of curved space. Ch. 5.
Repetition: variational calculus (parts of  Var.pdf)  
  Ons 10 feb 08:00-10:00 Ovn6 [RQ4/RQ3] 5b., [Oe2]1,3 (repetition variational calculus) [C] 5.1/4.1, 5.4/4.4 ([RQ4/RQ3]1,2,3,4,6b)    
  Tor 11 feb 08:00-10:00 Frl7 GR as geometric theory of gravity I (Ch. 6)
  Fre 12 feb 15:00-17:00 Ovn7  [C]5.7/4.7b,c   ([C] 5.6/4.6, 5.8/4.8 )
 
Vecka 7, 2010
  Tis 16 feb 10:00-12:00 Frl8 GR as geometric theory of gravity I (Ch. 6) Spacetime outside a spherical star (Ch. 7)
  Ons 17 feb 8:00-10:00 Ovn8 [RQ6/5]2. [C] 6.2/5.2, 6.3/5.3, 6.4/5.4 ( [RQ6/5] 7., 8., 9., 10 )
  Tor 18 feb 8:00-10:00 Frl9  Tensors in GR (Ch. 13)
  Fre 19 feb 15:00-17:00 Ovn9 1st hour: [Oe2]  [C]7.1/6.1, 7.3/6.2
2nd hour: RS2 rec. two work on RQ. and Prob. Ch. (4-6)
 
Vecka 8, 2010
  Tis 23 feb 10:00-12:00 Frl10  Tensors in GR, forts. + Geometric description of GR (Ch. 13-14)
  Ons 24 feb 08:00-10:00 Ovn10 1st hour: KS2 on material from Frl 4-8/ Ovn 5-9 (ch 4-6)
2nd hour: Oe2, ([RQ6])
  Tor 25 feb 8:00-10:00 Frl11  Geometric description of GR II (Ch. 14)
  Fre 26 feb 15:00-17:00 Ovn11 [C] 13.8/11.8, 13.9/11.9, 13.11/11.11   ([C] 13.12/11.12)
 
Vecka 9, 2010
  Mån 1 mar 10:00-12:00 Frl12 Black Holes (Ch. 8).
  Tis 2 mar 10:00-12:00 Ovn12  [C]13.12/11.12, 14.3/12.3, Oe 4.10   ( [C] 14.2/12.2 )
  Tor 4 mar 10:00-12:00 Frl13 Cosmology (Ch. 9-11)
  Fre 5 mar 15:00-17:00 Ovn13   [C]8.1,8.3, 8.6 ([C]8.2, 8.8 )
 
Vecka 10, 2009
  Mån 8 mar 10:00-12:00 Frl14   Linearized theory and gravitational waves (Ch. 15)
  Tis 9 mar 10:00-12:00 Ovn14 1st hour: KS3 on material from Frl 8-12/Ovn 10-13(Ch. 7,8,13,14)
2nd hour:   ([C]9.1, 9.8, 9.11 )
  Tor 11 mar 15:00-17:00 Frl15 Summary, repetition and discussion
  Fre 12 mar 13:00-15:00 Ovn14  The Question Box
 
Vecka 11, 2009
  Fre 19 mar 08:00-13:00 TEN  EXAM









Tor 3 jun
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2009