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Hey i was wondering if someone could help me out here,

Im trying to find a book to read which will give me the amount of understanding an undergrad physics student would have in general relativity. I'm looking for a book that doesn't just go over the theories but also goes into the mathematical details.

any suggestions??

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J. B. Hartle, “Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein’s General Relativity“, Addison Wesley (2002).
 
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In my opinion Schutz's book is the best for undergraduate GR. Carroll is good too, but might be a bid too advanced.
 
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Schutz is a good introduction. I haven't read Hartle. If you want the mathematical details, you should get Wald as well. If money isn't an issue, buy an "easy" book and Wald.
 
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thanks for the replys!

im probably going to check out all of the books above and see which i like the best
 
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Definitely Hartle. He teaches as much Physics as possible without frontloading the book with Riemannian geometry.
 
You could try General Relativity: An Introduction for Physicists by M. P. Hobson, G. P. Efstathiou, and A. N. Lasenby. I haven't read it yet, though.
 

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