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GR by Hobson - opinions?

  1. Mar 15, 2013 #1


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    I'm curious as to how many of you have used this book: https://www.amazon.com/General-Relativity-Introduction-Physicists-Hobson/dp/0521829518
    because me and Jorriss were thinking of getting it. Is it any good? Based on google and amazon previews it looks awesome especially the chapter on the field theoretic view of GR and it seems to have a ton of exercises which is always fun. Any comments on the book and your experiences with it will be appreciated, thank you.
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  3. Mar 29, 2013 #2
    The best book you can ever find on GR is Gravitation by Wheeler but I am sure you have heard of it (in fact you might have read it).
  4. Mar 31, 2013 #3
    Gravitation is a classic, but I wouldn't say it was the best book you can find. Many fine GR books have been written in the intervening 40 years.
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