Physics of Relativistic Systems
These lectures will provide an introduction to physics and physical systems in contexts where relativistic effects cannot be neglected. This includes relativistic particles and fluids, electro-magnetic and gravitational radiation and extreme environments in the universe
The course aims to provide students with the physical and mathematical tools of relativistic classical mechanics and field theory as a preparation for General Relativity, Quantum Field Theory and Cosmology. Topics covered will be relativistic kinematics, sound waves in relativistic fluids and the emission, propagation and scattering of electro-magnetic and gravitational radiation in Minkowski space.
Mode of instruction
Lectures and problem solving in class.
Written tests and problem solving in class
To have access to Blackboard you need a ULCN-account.Blackboard UL
The reading material will be handed to the stundents during the lectures.
Notes and exercise will be handed out in class.
S.Weinberg – Gravitation and Cosmology (J.Wiley)
J.Hartle- Gravity ( Addison Wesley) or equivalent
Contactgegevens Docent:Prof.dr.J.W.van Holten (Jan-Willem)