Consultations 
by appointment 
Gained competencies 
GENERAL COMPETENCIES:
 application of the scientific world view
 ability to distinguish scientific from nonscientific explanations of relativity
 the use of the basic vocabulary of the theory of relativity
 understanding of basic concepts of the theory of relativity
SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES:
 problem analysis
 critical thinking
 conceptual thinking
 ability to learn

Course curriculum 
 Space and Time Before Einstein
 In Search of the Ether
 Space and Time in Special Relativity
 Geometric Structure of SpaceTime
 Transformation of the Electromagnetic Field
 Energy and Momentum
 Covariant Formulation
 Inertia and Gravity
 Results of General Relativity

Recommended reading 
 Rafael Ferraro, Einstein’s SpaceTime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity, Springer, 2007.

Additional reading 
 Bernard Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity, 2^{nd} edition, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
 Robert B. Scott, A Student’s Manual for A First Course in General Relativity, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
 A. Zee, Einstein Gravity in a Nutshell, Princeton University Press, 2013.
 Josip Brana, Opća teorija relativnosti, Osijek 2011.

Instructional methods 
Two hours of lectures and one hour of exercises per week. Students are encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussions during lectures and exercises. 
Exam formats 
Two preliminary written exams with numerical exercises during the semester or a final written exam with numerical exercises at the end of the course. In addition, an oral exam is mandatory. 
Language 
Croatian 
Quality control and successfulness follow up 
Student survey 