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Relativity Gravitation by Misner or something similar

  1. Jun 20, 2016 #1
    I was looking for this book but it appear that is out of print and the only copies available are very expansive, so what book would you recommend on GR? I mean, i want some in-depth textbook.
    Thanks! ;)
     
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  3. Jun 20, 2016 #2

    jedishrfu

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  4. Jun 21, 2016 #3
    Zee is good.

    If you have no previous experience with the mathematics of general relativity, I'd recommend starting with Schutz.
     
  5. Jun 21, 2016 #4
    Ah ok, i was eyeballing the book from Zee! I'm reading right now a book about tensor calculus and another book on differential forms. What about the book from Sean Carroll?
     
  6. Jun 21, 2016 #5
    I liked the notes Carroll's book started out as before the book was published. If he mostly added to those without changing the presentation much, then it's probably fine.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2016 #6
    I recently purchased the book by Hobson and going through it - I really like it.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0521829518

    Don't buy the paperback ;)

    Although this is no replacement for a book, I would also recommend watching the following video assuming you know calculus and are familiar with Special Relativity. It goes so well until 1:38:53 and then it is bit rushed. Great intro nonetheless.



    followed by the following lectures (expect a lot of hand waving).


    You could also refer to the following notes (Caroll)
    https://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9712019
     
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