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Gravitation by Misner or something similar

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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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Zee is good.

If you have no previous experience with the mathematics of general relativity, I'd recommend starting with Schutz.
 
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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?
 
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What about the book from Sean Carroll?
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.
 
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I recently purchased the book by Hobson and going through it - I really like it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0521829518/?tag=pfamazon01-20

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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