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Good textbook for relativity?

  1. Apr 24, 2012 #1
    I'm trying to find a textbook I can download that covers GR and SR and includes practice problems so I can test myself. Naturally, answers would need to be included so I can check my answers.
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2012 #2
    Well I don't know where are you from, but here in my country a good start for SR would be a high school manual, i'll study SR in the 12 grade and you can find problems there.After that or even along side that i would recommend Theory of Relativity for everyone written by Einstein himself(I hope i translated the title correctly).
     
  4. Apr 24, 2012 #3
    Motionmountain vol.II Relativity has partial answers included.
    http://motionmountain.net/contents.html

    PS here's a link to Einstein book "relativity" (regretfully it contains no exercises):
    http://www.bartleby.com/173/
     
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  6. Apr 24, 2012 #5
    I would go with Taylor/Wheeler's Spacetime physics for SR, and Schutz for GR.
     
  7. Apr 30, 2012 #6
    I can recommend a book by one of my previous professors amazon link. It's part of the oxford masters series but don't let that intimidate you because it's definitely undergraduate level. It's a very good book and all or most answers are provided as far as I know.

    Alternatively there's Hartle amazon link. While full solutions aren't included, there are a lot of examples in the book. And while it's meant as an undergraduate book, I still turned to it quite frequently when I took GR in grad school because explanations were so clear.
     
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