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Learning Material for General Theory of Relativity 
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#1
Feb1612, 11:41 AM

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I am beginner to General Theory of Relativity. Please do suggest any good books, so that I can learn on my own. Anyone, please...
If the book is an Indian Edition its very fine.. Thanks in advance to all.. 


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Feb1612, 03:47 PM

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I suggest good old Peter Gabriel Bergmann, "Introduction to the theory of relativity". It is not Indian Edition, it is Dover Edition, which has its own advantages: it is cheap, and you can even get a used one on amazon for 1 cent.



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Mar412, 08:32 AM

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If you want to get into the maths of General Relativity, and are not familiar with tensors, you'll find that some books leap straight in, and make few allowances for the newcomer.
If this is the case, I heartily recommend that you download this free resource on one of NASA's websites: Foundations of Tensor Analysis for Students of Physics and Engineering With an Introduction to the Theory of Relativity Joseph C. Kolecki http://ntrs.nasa.gov/search.jsp?R=20...6Ntt%3Dkolecki If you want a book that is good at explaining physically what it is all about, but uses more basic maths than tensors, there is an excellent one by Edwin F. Taylor and John Archibald Wheeler: Exploring Black Holes Introduction to General Relativity 


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Mar412, 06:52 PM

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Learning Material for General Theory of Relativity
I'd recommend Hartle's Gravity. There is an International edition.
http://www.abebooks.com/products/isbn/9780805386622 You can read about Hartle's pedagogical strategy here: http://wps.aw.com/aw_hartle_gravity_1/ 


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Mar512, 09:34 AM

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thank you all so much..



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