Schutz vs. Hartle?

  • Thread starter quasar_4
  • Start date
  • #1
290
0
I hope this is the right forum to post this...

I'm going through Wald's book in my first graduate level GR course, and am looking for lower level supplementary reading. I have a relatively strong math background, so Wald's language suits me well, but sometimes I feel like I need more elementary background in the physics (this is my first relativity course - I've never even taken special relativity before). I'm contemplating Schutz or Hartle. Which do you recommend as a supplement to Wald?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #3
Fredrik
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
10,851
413
I haven't read Hartle (or Taylor and Wheeler), but Schutz has a good introduction to SR and a good introduction to tensors in the context of vector spaces. So it's a good choice. Getting a book on differential geometry would also be a good idea.
 

Related Threads on Schutz vs. Hartle?

  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
6
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
7
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
18
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
1K
Replies
4
Views
2K
Top