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Relativity Learning Einstein's General Relativity

  1. Sep 28, 2017 #1
    So, I'm going to learn general relativity but I'm confused in which book I start with
    Bernard Schutz book seems excellent but I'm more interested in d'Inverno book,
    And Misner/Throne Book Seems complete but its giant and good for reference, So
    I think I will go with d'Inverno , but first I need to know about your opnion on Schutz books and If it best than d'Inverno book??
     
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  3. Sep 28, 2017 #2

    phinds

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    Have you tried a forum search? There have been LOTS of threads here on the best books for GR. A good place to start is the list of links at the bottom of this page.
     
  4. Sep 28, 2017 #3
    I suggest B. Crowell's free GR book

    http://www.lightandmatter.com/genrel/

    Schutz is a better introductory text than d'Inverno. I'd also look at the books by Hartle and Cheng.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2017 #4
    Go for Hartle instead of D'Inverno or Schutz. Hartle is the best introductory book there is in my opinion.
     
  6. Sep 30, 2017 #5

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  8. Oct 4, 2017 #7
    What about Einstein's own paper: "Relativity: The General and the Special Theory"?

    Ohh, you are a beginner. Then don't go for it. You'll lose focus and think it very tough if you start with the research paper at the first go.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2017 #8

    George Jones

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  10. Oct 4, 2017 #9

    robphy

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    Hartle and others (including Rai Weiss) were also at that AAPT conference "TEACHING GENERAL RELATIVITY TO UNDERGRADUATES"
    https://www.aapt.org/doorway/TGRU/

    It was held in 2006 at Syracuse University, when I was finishing up there.
    I contributed a poster to it.
    https://www.aapt.org/doorway/TGRU/posterabstracts.htm
     
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