Tensors, Groups and General Relativity (6005ESC)

This course introduces general coordinate transformations using tensors, and the theory of physical symmetries using groups and their representations. Some of these key concepts are then applied in studying the physics of spacetime the general theory of relativity and Einstein's field equations. Advanced topics in the course may vary year to year. Pre-requisites: 2305NSC Quantum Mechanics, Relativity and Elementary Particles or equivalent; 2201NSC Linear Algebra & Differential Equations or equivalent

Course study information

Credit points (awarded)

10 (10)

Study level


Student contribution band

Band 2

Usually available

Nathan Trimester 1

Course offerings and timetables


Key dates

Course start date
14 March 2022
Last date to add a course
27 March 2022
Last date to drop a course without financial penalty (Census date)
10 April 2022
Last date to drop a course without academic failure
15 May 2022

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Class Availability When Where Notes
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Class (16652) Open Weeks 1 - 4, Mid-Trimester Break, 5 - Exam week Course attendance and other requirements will be provided via Course Profile and/or Learning@Griffith.