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Classical text on General Relativity

  1. Mar 4, 2008 #1
    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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  4. Mar 4, 2008 #3
    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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