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Relativity Best post-grad textbooks on modified theories of gravity?

  1. May 25, 2017 #1
    Suitable for a student who has a background in undergrad general relativity.

    Many thanks
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    What do you mean by „modified theories of gravity” exactly? What exactly out of GR did you learn in school?
  4. May 25, 2017 #3
    You may be thinking of Modified Newtonian Dynamics also known as MOND, rather than "modified theory of gravity". I think the term MOND or modified Newtonian dynamics, is higher regarded than modified theory of gravity. I do not know any textbooks on MOND off-hand, but there may be a few
  5. May 26, 2017 #4


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    Why should one write one since this speculation is ruled out by observations, as far as I know?
  6. May 26, 2017 #5

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    I, too, am unsure as to what binbags wants, but I don't think that it is MOND. A possibility is "Beyond Einstein Gravity: A Survey of Gravitational Theories for Cosmology and Astrophysics" by Capozziello and Faraoni, which emphasizes f(R) theories of gravity,

    Also there is "Classical and Quantum Cosmology" by Calcagni,

    This book has a brief survey of various theories of gravity in the last few sections of chapter 7, and then devotes a number of chapters to approaches to quantum gravity and quantum cosmology.

    Use Amazon's Look Inside feature to look at the Tables of Contents of these books.
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