2017-2018 / SPAT0012-3

General relativity, Part 3: supplement


20h Th

Number of credits

 Master in mathematics (120 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in physics (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in space sciences (120 ECTS)2 crédits 
 Master in mathematics (60 ECTS)3 crédits 
 Master in physics (60 ECTS)2 crédits 


Yves De Rop

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Introducing Einstein field equations of general relativity and some of their physical consequences.
- Stress-energy tensor in special relativity;
- Einstein field equations;
- Spatially homogeneous and isotropic cosmological models;
- Schwarzschild geometrodynamics.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

After completing this course, students should be able to learn by themselves and present a simple application of general relativity.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


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

In June, oral presentation of an application of the theory.

Work placement(s)


Organizational remarks

!! 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


Items online

Relativité générale (2017)
Syllabus for the course SPAT0012 (in french).