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Problems on GTR

  1. Jul 18, 2014 #1
    Hi

    I am teaching myself GTR from Dirac's book (https://www.amazon.com/General-Theory-Relativity-A-M-Dirac/dp/069101146X). Although, he quiet elegantly introduces the notion of curved space and the associated mathematics, I am not getting comfortable with it.

    I was wondering if there is a collection of problems which I can work on to test my understanding of the subject. Google is not of much help.
     
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  3. Jul 18, 2014 #2

    WannabeNewton

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    https://www.amazon.com/Problem-Book-Relativity-Gravitation-Lightman/dp/069108162X If you're serious about GR then this book is an absolute must. Almost every problem in it is extremely instructive and will do wonders for your understanding of GR and ability to do GR calculations.

    As an aside, Dirac's book is extremely outdated. I have no idea why you are using it to learn GR. Rest assured you are not doing yourself any favors by using it, quite the opposite really.
     
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  4. Jul 18, 2014 #3
    Thank you very much for the link.

    I enjoy studying it (so that is indeed a favor :)). But again thank you for the heads up. I would leave the modern GTR for graduate school.
     
  5. Jul 18, 2014 #4

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    Haha well I can't argue with that :smile:
     
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