Tensor analysis text

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Can anyone reccomend a good introductory text on tensor analysis? My college has neither a GR nor a tensor analysis course but i'd still like to read a good introductory text to prepare for an independent research project.
 

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Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity has a good introduction to tensors.
 
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Can anyone reccomend a good introductory text on tensor analysis? My college has neither a GR nor a tensor analysis course but i'd still like to read a good introductory text to prepare for an independent research project.
An Introduction to General Relativity, Spacetime and Geometry, by Sean M. Carroll

The notes that the text is based on can be found at this link, so you can get an idea if this is what you are looking for. However, the text is much better than the notes.

http://preposterousuniverse.com/grnotes/

Someone here also posted a link to GR lectures and notes. This includes a good introduction to tensors.

http://www.physics.mcgill.ca/~maloney/514/
 
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I can recommend 'Tensor Theory' by I.S Sokolnikoff. It is a very good text.
 

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