I'm looking to learn general relativity, but I'm having a hard time. Frankly, I can't find any text books that I can understand.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

There seems to be a gap between the maths I did at uni, and the maths of general relativity.

I've done vector calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and complex analysis etc, but I just can't seem to find any resources to bridge the gap.

While at uni, I mostly used the k.a. stroud engineering mathematics books.

Do I need to re-visit some of this from a more rigorous angle? I'm getting quite frustrated, as I no-longer have a tutor or class mates to discuss things with.

I'm starting a course in general relativity in February, and really want to get a head start.

I'd like to know what maths I need to learn to fill in the gaps in my knowledge, and in what order I should learn them.

Advice/book recommendations would be great.

Thanks

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