# PX436 - General Relativity

**Module code:**PX436**Module name:**General Relativity**Department:**Physics**Credit:**15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

## Module content and teaching

###### Principal aims

The module presents Einstein's general theory of relativity and its applications in modern astrophysics. It is a follow-on to the third year module PX389 Cosmology. It aims to present the theory of General Relativity and its applications in modern astronomy, and to give an understanding of black-holes.

###### Principal learning outcomes

At the end of this module you should: understand the metric nature of special and general relativity, how the metric determines the motion of particles; be able to undertake elementary calculations involving the Schwarzschild metric; be able to describe the key features of black-holes; be able to demonstrate knowledge of current attempts to detect gravitational waves.

###### Timetabled teaching activities

25 Lectures (and 5 problems classes)

###### Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/physics/teach/syllabi/year4/px436

## Module assessment

Assessment group | Assessment name | Percentage |
---|---|---|

15 CATS (Module code: PX436-15) | ||

B (Examination only) | 2 hour examination (April) | 100% |

## Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

###### Core

N/A

###### Optional Core

N/A

###### Optional

- Undergraduate Physics (BSc MPhys) (F304) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics and Physics (BSc MMathPhys) (FG33) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (BSc) (G100) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics with Intercalated Year (G101) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) (G103) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 3
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 4
- Undergraduate Master of Mathematics (with Intercalated Year) (G105) - Year 5
- Undergraduate Mathematics (MMath) with Study in Europe (G106) - Year 4