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What's your learning goal, concretely?

To add to Jedishfru: different books give different perspectives and emphases. I only know Lucid's YT channel, and that's really good and great fun.

And fun is often underrated in physics textbooks.

To add to Jedishfru: different books give different perspectives and emphases. I only know Lucid's YT channel, and that's really good and great fun.

And fun is often underrated in physics textbooks.

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With short articles, you generally need to fill in all of the steps in order to learn. This can be time consuming. I am not familiar with this particular reference.

I am not sure what you goals are, but you might consider these two books which are written with lower mathematical expectations

Gravity from the Ground Up by Schutz

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0521455065/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Exploring Black Holes by Taylor and Wheeler

https://www.eftaylor.com/exploringblackholes/

I am not sure what you goals are, but you might consider these two books which are written with lower mathematical expectations

Gravity from the Ground Up by Schutz

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0521455065/?tag=pfamazon01-20

Exploring Black Holes by Taylor and Wheeler

https://www.eftaylor.com/exploringblackholes/

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I just want to have a taste of relativity before entering uni next year, so there is a bit of a time crunch! that's why I am not following the more conventional books and resources to go about learning the subject.What's your learning goal, concretely?

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Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory (part of his Theoretical Minimum series)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1541674065/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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If you are just graduating high school, I'd concentrate on what you'd see in the first couple of years of university, not what you'd see in an advanced 4th year or graduate school. You got a long way to go.I just want to have a taste of relativity before entering uni next year, so there is a bit of a time crunch! that's why I am not following the more conventional books and resources to go about learning the subject.

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You can access part of a first year lecture series on dynamics and relativity by Prof Tong atI just want to have a taste of relativity before entering uni next year

https://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/relativity/seven.pdf

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Judging from the sample posted on Gumroad, I'd think you'd find this book relatively terse if you haven't seen these topics before. It would be good for review, for refreshing your memory on a topic, or clarifying notions in your mind, but I don't think it would be a good resource on its own to learn SR or GR from. There's a reason why people have written entire books on each topic.

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