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Relativity Teaching Myself From Rindler's Relativity Book

  1. Jan 21, 2015 #1

    I graduated undergrad in December, and plan to start grad school in the Fall. In the off semester, I thought it would be fun to try to teach myself special/general relativity because my undergrad didn't really do it. I have looked at a few books, and I have really liked the explanations given by Rindler's Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological. However, I think it would be really useful to have practice problems WITH SOLUTIONS to teach myself. Rindler's book has some problems that look really good... but I can't find a solution manual anywhere. Does anyone have suggestions on... how to practice problems in a self-teaching scenario? This is the first time I've tried to learn a subject this big without a class to give problems/solutions - and I'm finding it tough. The publisher's website says there is a solutions manual available to instructors (which would be great), but I doubt they would let me have it.
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  3. Jan 21, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Work through the problems in the book - see how you go.
    By this stage in your education you should know what it feels like to get the answer - but if you have doubts, you can always post your working here and someone can assess it for you.

    Mostly you just need to check your reasoning, and that can be tricky when starting out with relativity.

    You may want to check how the publisher can tell you are not an instructor.
    Even so - solutions and people asking for help will probably be online already.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2015
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