The course is intended as an elementary introduction to General Relativity and its experimental tests.
Special Relativity (Review):
- Events, space-time diagrams, inertial observers
- Lorentz transformations, relativistic kinematics and dynamics
- Energy-momentum tensor
- The Equivalence principle
- General coordinate transformations: tensors and covariance
- Curved spacetime
- Einstein equations.
- Schwarzschild solution.
- Classical tests of Einstein's theory
- Gravitational waves