Hartle Problems & Solutions

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In summary, the conversation is about the search for a solutions manual for GR from Hartle's "Gravity: An Introduction" textbook. The person is looking for solutions to some key problems and mentions a few options found online, including one by Jorge Ramos. However, the others suggest seeking help in forums rather than relying on unofficial solutions manuals. The thread is then closed.
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I've started learning GR from Hartle's "Gravity: An Introduction ...". It's all going well, but I feel I could benefit from solutions to some of the key problems. I assume Hartle hasn't published a companion solution guide.

A few options show up on line. One by Jorge Ramos, for example.

Any advice?

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Why not post your attempted solutions here or elsewhere and ask for verification or help if you get stuck? The only available official solutions manual is exclusive to professors and TAs of the associated GR course and I've found from personal experience that unofficial solutions manuals can often be blatantly wrong, make subtle computational mistakes, or miss subtle conceptual points.
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Besides, as per the official PF policy, we don't encourage any access to solutions manuals, unless you're a teacher of GR, in which case you should address yourself directly to the publisher *of course, if the author of the textbook already published the solutions of his proposed problems*, not here.
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What WbN and dextercioby said.
You can find help with individual problems here in our homework forums, but we won't encourage your search for a solutions manual.

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As a scientist familiar with general relativity, I can assure you that Hartle's book is a reputable and comprehensive introduction to the subject. While it is true that Hartle has not published a companion solution guide, there are several resources available online that can provide solutions to the problems in the book. The solution guide by Jorge Ramos is one example, but there are also other resources such as online forums or study groups where you can discuss and work through the problems with others. My advice would be to explore these options and find the one that best fits your learning style and needs. Additionally, don't hesitate to reach out to other experts in the field for guidance and clarification on any specific problems that may be giving you trouble. Keep up the good work in your studies of general relativity!

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