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Relativity book?

  1. Dec 27, 2013 #1
    So, I will start my A levels (in Uk or equivalent of 11th grade in America) and i wanna start reading about special and general relativity in simple language but still the same equations used (basically an easier version of relativity-more understandable), any books you can suggest?
    Many Thanks
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  3. Dec 27, 2013 #2


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    For the kinematical part of SR, I like Takeuchi, An Illustrated Guide to Relativity. For dynamics, Taylor and Wheeler, Spacetime Physics, is good, but may be above the level you want. There are free options:

    For GR, you could try Geroch, General Relativity from A to B -- it has pros and cons, and has a very limited scope, as the title implies. Another GR book with limited scope is Taylor and Wheeler, Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity. For more depth and breadth, you could try Hartle, Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, but the level may be too high.
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