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260025 PUE General Theory of Relativity and Cosmology (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 26 - Physik
Continuous assessment of course work

Summary

1 Maliborski , Moodle
2 Maliborski , Moodle

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).
Registration information is available for each group.

Groups

Group 1

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

CORONA MODUS: Currently classes are held online via zoom, and all relevant material is accessible on Moodle. Those students that have not received emails or cannot access the Moodle page are requested to contact me by email.

Wednesday 18.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 25.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 01.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 22.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 29.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 06.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 13.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 20.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 27.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 03.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 10.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 17.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien
Wednesday 24.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Ernst-Mach-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 2. Stk., 1090 Wien

Group 2

max. 25 participants
Language: English
LMS: Moodle

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

CORONA MODUS: Currently classes are held online via zoom, and all relevant material is accessible on Moodle. Those students that have not received emails or cannot access the Moodle page are requested to contact me by email.

Thursday 19.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 26.03. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 02.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 23.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 30.04. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 07.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 14.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 28.05. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 04.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 18.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien
Thursday 25.06. 16:30 - 18:00 Erwin-Schrödinger-Hörsaal, Boltzmanngasse 5, 5. Stk., 1090 Wien

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: Competence in solving problems in General Relativity.
Contents: Discussion of problems in the context of the lecture course.
Method: Presentation of solutions by the students.

Assessment and permitted materials

Examination is inherent in the course. Students may use their prepared notes.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance of the course `Relativity and Cosmology I' strongly encouraged.

We expect to cover 2-4 problems in each class. Each week we ask you to upload your written solutions via Moodle. We encourage you to discuss homework with other students, however, the work you hand in should be your formulation and reflection. Use of previous solutions is not allowed. Homework sets must show reasoning leading to the final answers in a clear and readable fashion to obtain credit. Late homeworks are accepted only under serious circumstances. Exercises will be given a weight based on the level of difficulty: easy-1, standard-2, difficult-3. For each set of exercises, the grade will the weighted mean of solved problems.

Feedback on your submission, comments on exercise problems will be uploaded weakly on Moodle.

Each week we schedule online classes on zoom. Participation is not obligatory but is encouraged. During online classes, we discuss exercises, alternative approaches, common problems, and answer your questions.

Alternatively, questions and comments may be posted (and answered!) using Relativityoverflow forum on Moodle.

The final score is an average of the homework grade.

Grading:
Less than 50% of the maximum final score: not sufficient (5)
At least 50% but less than 65%: sufficient (4)
At least 65% but less than 80%: satisfactory (3)
At least 80% but less than 90%: good (2)
At least 90%: very good (1)

The PUE is an exam-intensive course and serves the purpose of preparation for the module exam.

Registration for the PUE is not mandatory ... (as in the old version; see below).

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Old version (as a reference):

Attendance of the course `Relativity and Cosmology I' strongly encouraged.

We expect to cover 2-4 problems in each class. There is a `Kreuzerl-Liste', which you can access via Moodle with a deadline of 3 hours before the class. The entries can be corrected up to the deadline as many times as you wish. No deletions or additions to the list will be possible after the deadline. Exercises will be given a weight based on the level of difficulty: easy-1, standard-2, difficult-3. The grade for homework will the weighted mean of solved problems.

During the tutorials, you will be called to the blackboard on a random basis. The accuracy and completeness of your solution, the understanding of the subject, as well as the clarity and intelligibility of the presentation will be assessed and graded on a scale from 0 to 20. The presentation grade will be a product of your grade and exercise weight. Two blackboard presentations are required; no presentation implies zero points. A maximum number of points for blackboard presentation is 2*20*3=120.

The final score is an average of the blackboard presentation grade and the homework grade.

Grading:
Less than 50% of the maximum final score: not sufficient (5)
At least 50% but less than 65%: sufficient (4)
At least 65% but less than 80%: satisfactory (3)
At least 80% but less than 90%: good (2)
At least 90%: very good (1)

The PUE is an exam-intensive course and serves the purpose of preparation for the module exam.

Registration for the PUE is not mandatory but is highly recommended. Note that participation becomes compulsory after registering for the PUE. Deregistration from this course is possible until Tu 31.03.2020 23:59. All students still registered after this deadline will obtain a grade according to the assessment criteria of the PUE.

The grade of the PUE is NOT included in the grade of the module exam. The performance for the module (VO+PUE) is determined by the outcome of the (final) examination of the module.

Grading is subject to change according to https://www.univie.ac.at/en/about-us/further-information/coronavirus/

Examination topics

The problems as presented in the exercise sheets.

Reading list

- Lecturer's notes
- P.T. Chruściel, Elements of general relativity, Birkhäuser Basel, 2020
- L.P. Hughston, K.P. Tod, An Introduction to General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 1991
- R.M. Wald, General Relativity, The University of Chicago Press, 1984
- J.B. Hartle, Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, Pearson, 2003
- R. d'Inverno, Introducing Einstein's Relativity, Oxford University Press, 1992

Association in the course directory

M-CORE 7, MaG 19, MaG 20

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21