Classical text on General Relativity

In summary, there are several recommended texts on General relativity, including Gravitation by Kip Thorne, Gravitation and Cosmology by Steve Weinberg, The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime by Hawking and Ellis, and Gravity by Hartle. Other notable texts include The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime by Hawking and Ellis, and Gravitation and Spacetime by Ohanian & Ruffini.
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I would like to know what is the most recommended texts on General relativity . Would Gravitation by Kip Thorne be one of the texts?
 
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The "classic" books are probably the previously mentioned Gravitation by Misner, Thorne & Wheeler; Steve Weinberg's Gravitation and Cosmology (he's got a new book on cosmology coming out soon), The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime by Hawking and Ellis, and Wald's General Relativity.

For a first book, I'd recommend Hartle's Gravity, and I also really like Ohanian & Ruffini's Gravitation and Spacetime.
 

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What is the "Classical text on General Relativity"?

The "Classical text on General Relativity" refers to the book "The Mathematical Theory of General Relativity" by Albert Einstein, first published in 1916. It is considered one of the most influential and important works in the field of physics, outlining Einstein's theory of general relativity and its mathematical foundations.

Who is the author of the "Classical text on General Relativity"?

The "Classical text on General Relativity" was written by the renowned physicist Albert Einstein. Einstein is widely regarded as one of the greatest scientists of all time, and his theory of general relativity revolutionized our understanding of gravity and the structure of the universe.

What are the main concepts and principles discussed in the "Classical text on General Relativity"?

The "Classical text on General Relativity" covers a wide range of topics related to Einstein's theory of general relativity, including the geometry of space and time, the equivalence principle, the Einstein field equations, and the prediction of the bending of light by gravity. It also delves into the mathematical foundations of the theory, including tensor analysis and differential geometry.

Is the "Classical text on General Relativity" still relevant today?

Yes, the "Classical text on General Relativity" is still highly relevant in modern physics and continues to be studied and referenced by scientists and researchers. Einstein's theory of general relativity remains a cornerstone of modern physics and has been confirmed through numerous experiments and observations.

What are some other important works related to the "Classical text on General Relativity"?

There are many other important works related to the "Classical text on General Relativity", including "The Meaning of Relativity" by Albert Einstein, "A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking, and "Gravitation" by Charles Misner, Kip Thorne, and John Wheeler. These texts expand upon and further develop the concepts and principles discussed in Einstein's original work.

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