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.

2023S, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC
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  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

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




Course dates

Fri09:00 - 12:0012.05.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF BALASIN
Fri09:00 - 12:0026.05.2023FH Hörsaal 1 - MWB BALASIN
Fri09:00 - 12:0002.06.2023GM 5 Praktikum HS- TCH BALASIN
Fri09:00 - 12:0016.06.2023GM 1 Audi. Max.- ARCH-INF BALASIN
Fri09:00 - 12:0023.06.2023HS 18 Czuber - MB BALASIN

Examination modalities

oral exam

Course registration

Not necessary


Study CodeObligationSemesterPrecon.Info
066 445 Mechanical Engineering Not specified
TRS Transferable Skills Not specified


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