Number of credits
|Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)||2 crédits|
|Master in physics (120 ECTS)||4 crédits|
|Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)||2 crédits|
|Master in mathematics (60 ECTS)||2 crédits|
|Master in physics (60 ECTS)||4 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
This is a non technical course describing the main ideas and concepts of Einstein's theory of gravitation.
- Special relativity;
- Rindler metric;
- Equivalence principle between inertia and gravitation;
- Rotating frames;
- Intrinsic curvature of surfaces;
- Introduction to non euclidean geometries.
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
The learning outcome is to offer the students a new perspective beyond the design of space and time according to Newton : the relativistic spacetime.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Basic notions in theoretical physics (classical mechanics and electromagnetism).
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Recommended or required readings
Lecture notes are available.
Assessment methods and criteria
Oral exam in January (one question).
!! This course won't be given during the academic year 2017 - 2018.
Yves De Rop
Département d'astrophysique, de géophysique et d'océanographie
Allée du 6 août, 17
Bâtiment B5c, bureau -1/2
4000 - Liège
Relativité générale (2017)
Syllabus for the course SPAT0012 (in french).