136.009 Relativity for the non-specialist
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to are in postion to reproduce the  contnts as outlined in detail in the english version of "Lehrinhalte" in written as well as oral form. Moreover the students will be able to apply the basic concepts of  Relativitaetstheorie - allgemeinverstaendlich to simple examples.

Subject of course

Abstract notions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity are presented from geometrical conceptually simple context in order to exhibit their meaning. Focussing on geometrical notions the four-dimensional spacetime is developed in analogy to the notions familiar from three-dimensional space. By extending the geometrical framework the gravitational force of Newton is conceived in Einstein's theory as property (curvature) of spacetime. Thereby gravity determines the very notions of space and time itself

Teaching methods

lecture with a strong and active student participation.

Mode of examination


Additional information




Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 645 Data Science
TRS Transferable Skills


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