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  1. Feb 21, 2008 #1
    I'm just wondering, what mathematics would be required to learn GR? If I'm not mistaken, SR only requires algebra, but GR looks much more complicated! (and interesting)

    I know it needs differential equations, and tensor theory, but what mathematics would you need to learn tensors?
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  3. Feb 22, 2008 #2


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    Tensors are usually taught as part of differential geometry. As prerquisite you need calculus and vector analysis. Before that you need a thorough high school math education.
  4. Feb 23, 2008 #3
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