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Relativity Callahan's "The Geometry of Spacetime"

  1. Jul 13, 2016 #1
    Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows about the the book
    The Geometry of Spacetime: An Introduction to Special and General Relativity" by Callahan
    and what their opinions are.
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  3. Jul 15, 2016 #2
    I have the book and I read through the first few chapters. I actually enjoyed the book and read it more than Carroll or Hartle's book on general relativity. I think in the beginning it is more mathematical, and I am surprised I liked it for this reason, because I generally like a gentle introduction to mathematics needed for general relativity. I do think Callahan's treatment is a bit different from the more standard treatments by Carroll or Hartle, and if I were to prepare for a general relativity course at a university, I would probably play it safe and use Caroll or Hartle. Learning general relativity on my own without well defined goals (i.e. tests) led me to enjoy Callahan's book.
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