What do i need to know to move on to the Relativity ?

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i would like to know what i should know to move on to the general and special relativity regarding to maths and physics..
 

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There is not a great deal of mathematics beyond pretty basic algebra in the special theory of relativity. The general theory, however, requires differential geometry and Tensor theory which, in turn require calculus and are pretty advanced college courses.
 
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Besides requiring (vector) calculus and linear algebra, differential geometry is pretty self contained.
 
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I think that plane geometry and trigonometry are also useful for special relativity... especially for providing some intuition and interpretation, as well as guidance in calculation. At some point, some group theory would be useful. Some techniques in differential geometry would be useful in some problems in special relativity.
 
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