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General Relativity – a Quick Introduction

General Relativity – a Quick Introduction

The course provides a very quick physics-oriented introduction into General relativity and its applications. The topics include: Equivalence principle; mass; gravitational redshift; Manifolds and coordinates; Vector calculus on manifolds; Tensor calculus on manifolds; The equivalence principle and spacetime curvature; The gravitational field equations; The Schwarzschild geometry; Experimental tests of general relativity; Schwarzschild black holes; Further spherically symmetric geometries; The Friedman-Robertson-Walker geometry; Linearized general relativity; Gravitational waves.


Course title: General Relativity – a Quick Introduction

Number of credits: 4

Course duration: September – December. 2021 (Wednesday, 14:00 – 16:00, weekly)

Maximum capacity: 50 students

Language: English

Lecturer: prof. Mgr. Boris Tomášik, PhD.

Learning hours: 26 hours (2 hours per week)

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)


Anita Dienešová, 
Petra Žaludová,