ASSIGNMENT 3
Note: every time you are asked to prove the tensor properties of some object, you should demonstrate
it by presenting the appropriate transformation rules.
1. One has a 4-th rank tensor R . What kind of tensor R is ? Prove it.
Since we are gi
ASSIGNMENT 4
1. Show by explicit computation that for the 2D metric that describes the surface of a
sphere (of unit radius)
ds2 = d2 + sin2 d2
(1)
in coordinates x = (, ) , = 1, 2, the following three vector elds are Killing vector
elds
=
, = (cos , cot
ASSIGNMENT 6, due date Dec 5th
Poisson brackets A particle moves in some external eld. It is angular momentum (with respect to the
arbitrary chosen origin) is L = r p.
1. Calculate all Poisson brackets of the components of the angular momentum cfw_Lx , Ly
University of Alberta
Department of physics
Jose Luis A. Nandez, Dmitri Pogosian
November 25, 2012
Problem 1 Is the 2D space-time, described by the following time-dependent metric
ds2 = dt2 + t2 dx2 ,
(1)
curved or at ? Prove your statement by necessary c
ASSIGNMENT 5, Due date Nov 28th
1. Let us derive the second order equation for the Killing vector eld. We have showm
that Killing eld satises
; + ; = 0
We can covariantly dierentiate this relation once with respect to x to obtain
; + ; = 0
Obviously, we c
University of Alberta
Department of physics
Jose Luis A. Nandez, Dmitri Pogosian
November 7, 2011
Problem 1 In three-dimensional Euclidean space a coordinate system x a is related to
the Cartesian coordinates xa by
x1 = x 1 + x 2 ,
x2 = x 1 x 2 ,
x3 = 2x
Worked Solutions to Hobson, Efstathiou, and Lasenbys General
Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists
M. Haddad
May 25, 2016
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Contents
1 The
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1.11
1.12
1.13
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1.15
1.16
Spacetime of Special Relativity
Deriving
Math 209 (2012)
Midterm Examination
Multiple Choice Questions.
1. A company produces cylindrical pop cans with internal base radius r = 5cm and height h = 15cm. They
wish to reduce r by 0.1cm. In order to keep the volume of pop the same, we find, using di
Math 209- Midterm Exam Practice Questions
1. Find and sketch
p the domain of the function:
f (x, y) = y + 25 x2 y 2
2. Evaluate the limit or show that it does not exist:
(a)
xy
p
lim
(x,y)(0,0)
x2 + y 2
(b)
lim
(x,y)(0,0) x2
2xy
+ 2y 2
(c)
x3 + y 3
(x,y)(
MATH 209Final Examination
Date: December 20, 2012
Time: 2 hours
Surname:
Given name(s):
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Signature:
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Multiple Choice
Maximum
Mark
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Long Answe
MATH 209
FINAL EXAMINATION
Date: December 15, 2007.
Time: 2 hours
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INSTRUCTIONS:
1. There are 6 multiple choice questions and 3 long response questions. For
the long response questions you must show all you
Solutions to ASSIGNMENT 1
1. It is always best to start with a plot of the space-time diagram. Since
that we will be asked in point b) anyway, we shall choose the origin
of all coordinate systems to be at the event of the departure of a twin
from earth.
F
Solutions to ASSIGNMENT 2
Problem 5.4
The four-velocity is u = (c, V ), where three-velocity V = V i =
To compute the four acceleration a = du we need
d
is the usual three-acceleration a = dV /dt. Thus
d
dt
dxi
.
dt
a
= 3 Vc2 , where a
dt du
d d
V a 2 V a
Solutions to ASSIGNMENT 1
Problem 2. In the rest frame of the rocket the light has velocity c so
it takes t = L/c time to reach to nose of the rocket. This event
has coordinates (L/c, L) in rocket rest-frame. The earth moves with
V = 2/3c, transformation
Some formulae of tensor calculus and dierential geometry
1
General notation
We use Greek letters , . . . = 0, 1, 2, 3 for components of 4-vectors,tensors, etc and Roman letters
i, j, k . . . = 1, 2, 3 for their spatial components. Ordinary partial derivat
Part I:
1. Which of the intervals in Fig. 1 are time-like, space-like or null ?
ct
(a)
(b)
(c)
x
Figure 1: Diagram of Minkowski space-time. Light cone of the event at origin is shown in dashed
line (scales of the ct and x axes are the same)
a) - space-lik
FORMULA SHEET FOR ASSIGNMENT 2
1
Tensor transformation rules
Tensors are dened by their transformation properties under coordinate change. One distinguishes convariant and contravariant indexes. Number of indexes is tensors rank, scalar and vector quantit
ASSIGNMENT 6 solutions
I show the solution using Shwartzschild coordinates (which gives the right answer although the coordinates formally fail at r = rg ). One could also solve the problem in Lemaitre
coordinates.
The frequency of light, propagating with
ASSIGNMENT 3
Note: every time you are asked to prove the tensor properties of some object, you should demonstrate
it by presenting the appropriate transformation rules.
1. One has a 4-th rank tensor R . What kind of tensor R is ? Prove it.
Since we are gi