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PeterDonis

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If you have a more mathematically rigorous bent, Wald is probably a better choice anyway. There is lots of math in MTW, but in general their approach is less rigorous and more geared towards physical intuition.I have the MTW in my library but it's more than 1000 pages thick, I think I'll go with the Wald.

There's nothing wrong with math, but it's not physics. If you want to learn physics, you should learn it from physicists, just as if you want to learn math, you should learn it from mathematicians. Mathematicians are just as horrified at physicists' attempts to teach math as physicists are at mathematicians' attempts to teach physics.BTW are you little biased towards mathematicians or is it just an impression of mine :)?