Gurantor department | Department of Physics | Credits | 3 |

Subject guarantor | Mgr. Jana Trojková, Ph.D. | Subject version guarantor | Mgr. Jana Trojková, Ph.D. |

Study level | undergraduate or graduate | Requirement | Optional |

Year | 1 | Semester | summer |

Study language | Czech | ||

Year of introduction | 2019/2020 | Year of cancellation | |

Intended for the faculties | USP, FEI | Intended for study types | Follow-up Master, Master |

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Login | Name | Tuitor | Teacher giving lectures |

SLA0112 | doc. RNDr. Petr Slaný, Ph.D. |

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Form of study | Way of compl. | Extent |

Full-time | Credit | 2+1 |

1. To introduce relativistic mechanics in its special and general formulation
2. On some examples, demonstrate its interesting consequences.
3. Introduction to the basics of special relativity and formulation of physical laws in a 4-dimensional Minkowski space-time.

Lectures

Seminars

The theory of relativity is one of the fundamental pillars of modern physics and, together with quantum theory, it helps to create the contemporary physical image of the world. In the lecture we will get acquainted with its initial ideas and necessary consequences of relativistic description of particular mechanical processes. The first part of the lecture is devoted to the description from the perspective of inertial systems (special theory of relativity), in the second, we will focus on a general description from the perspective of non-inertial systems, the main consequence of which is a completely new view of gravity (general relativity).

H. Stephani: Relativity: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity, 3rd ed. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2004.
R. d’Inverno: Introducing Einstein’s Relativity. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford 1992.
B. Schutz: A First Course in General Relativity, 2nd ed. Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge 2009.

J. B. Hartle: Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein’s General Relativity. Addison-Wesley 2003.

Active students´ participation in communication at seminars.

Compulsory attendance at seminars.

Subject has no prerequisities.

Subject has no co-requisities.

1. Principles of special theory of relativity, Lorentz transforms and their consequences.
2. Geometry of physics, Minkowski space-time, causal space-time structure.
3. Principle of least action in relativistic mechanics, covariant formulation of relativistic mechanics and electrodynamics, energy-momentum tensor and conservation laws.
4. Principles of general relativity, GRT as a theory of gravity, gravity as a curvature of space-time and the consequences of such a description.
5. Test particle motion, geodetic equation. Riemann's curvature tensor and its properties.
6. Einstein equations of the gravitational field, Newtonian limit.
7. Spatial space around static spherical body, motion of particles and photons in Schwarzschild space-time. Classical GRT tests (precession of Mercury´s perihelion, bending of light rays around the Sun, delay of radar signals).

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Academic year | Programme | Field of study | Spec. | Zaměření | Form | Study language | Tut. centre | Year | W | S | Type of duty | |
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2020/2021 | (N0533A110006) Applied Physics | P | Czech | Ostrava | 1 | Optional | study plan | |||||

2019/2020 | (N0533A110006) Applied Physics | P | Czech | Ostrava | 1 | Optional | study plan |

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