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Prerequisites for Tensor Analysis

  1. Sep 25, 2011 #1
    Hey there,

    I am a Physics major and currently in my freshmen year. I would love to study General Relativity in the senior year of college. One of the requirements of General Relativity is the knowledge of tensors. But, which math courses should I take? I read in some blogs that Group Theory is necessary. Any answer would be helpful.

    Thank you.
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  3. Sep 25, 2011 #2
    Any class that teaches differential geometry I think. Ask your advisor.
  4. Sep 25, 2011 #3


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    Yeah, differential geometry is a very useful prerequisite. Penrose's Road to Reality has some stuff on tensors and manifolds and it's available at a relatively cheap price ($0 if you know how to use Google).
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