**Examination** is done with two sets of home assignments
and a home exam.

Each set of home assignments gives a maximum of 10 pts and the home exam
maximum 80 pts.

Examination problems 2009:

Examination problems 2008:

Examination problems 2007:

Grades are given according to:

Chalmers: 50 -> 3, 65 -> 4, 80 -> 5

GU: 50 -> G, 75 -> VG

For grades 5 or VG an oral examination is also required.

Schedule
from TimeEdit

iCal
Schedule

Lectures: Mondays 10-12 and Tuesdays 15-17 in O6115

Exercise clasees: Thursdays 8-10 in O6115

All classes Oct. 26 - Nov. 11 moved to room FL64

All classes Nov. 16 - Dec. 9, except Dec. 7, are moved to room FL73

**Plan:**

**Lecture 1:** Introduction. Review of special relativity: 2.1-4

**Lecture 2:** Review of special relativity: 2.5-9

**Lecture 3:** The equivalence principle: 3.1-5

**Lecture 4:** Tensor analysis: 4.1-9

**Lecture 5:** Curvature of space-time: 6.1,3,4-8

**Lecture 6:** Einstein's equations: 7:1,4

**Lecture 7:** The Schwarzschild solution: 8.1-3,8

**Lecture 8:** Einstein's equations, action principle: 12.1-4

**Lecture 9:** Classic tests: 8.4-6; Black holes

**Lecture 10:** Gravitational radiation: 10.1-5

**Lecture 11:** Isometries, symmetric spaces: 13.1-3

**Lecture 12:** Symmetric spaces: 13.3-5. Cosmology

**Lecture 13:** Cosmology

Lecture
notes from 2008, written by Christian von Schultz

**Links:**
Gravity
course by G. 't Hooft, Utrecht - contains useful exercise problems

Gravity course by Joe Minahan, Uppsala - contains useful exercise problems

TASI Lectures: Introduction to Cosmology

"The general relativity tutorial" by John Baez - lots of links and interesting material

Relativity and
black hole links