Exercise Class Log
After completion of the course you should be able to:
Prerequisites: Vector analysis; theory of electromagnetism; mathematical methods in physics.
The course is divided into three parts:
Below is a listing of the course contents:
Special Relativity (SR)
Tensors and curved spaces
Course literature and other recommended literature:
See the page Course Literature.
See the page Teachers.
Course plan:See the page Course Plan.
The homepage will be updated throughout the course. A problem session log of what has been treated during the sessions will be available.
Midterm tests (KS):
During the course, three midterm tests, 1 hour each, will be given. There will be two assignments handed out, from which you choose one to solve. Any litterature mentioned on the homepage are allowed to bring. A maximum of four bonus points can be achieved by doing these tests, according to: more than 75% gives 4 p, more than 50% gives 3p more than 25% gives 2p and more than 0% gives 1p. The bonus points are only valid during the academic year 2010-2011.
One written exam (TEN1; 7.5 credits). The exam is a mixture of theory and problem solving assignments. The only allowed aid for the examination is a collection of formulas available here: , copies of this will be available at the exam - you are not allowed to bring your own copy. The exam is graded with A, B, C, D, E, F, Fx.
The exam will consist on two parts: Part I will contain standard problems and questions, similar to exercise and homework which you will be given during the course, to check that you reached the minimum level to pass the course, whereas Part II will contain more difficult problems. Each part consists of three problems and/or questions which can give six (6) points maximum each, and the bonus points from the midterm tests will be added to the points from Part I but the maximum points for Part I which you can reach is 19, i.e. the total number of points in the exam will be evaluated as
#points=min(19,#points for Part I+Bonus points) + #points for Part II
A "Fx", "E", "D", "C", "B" and "A" are guaranteed for 15, 18, 22, 26, 30 and 34 points, respectively (we might adjust this to lower point limits, depending on the difficulty of the exam).
See the page Schedule.