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Which one is the better?

  1. Mar 14, 2005 #1
    Two books,"Weinberg:Gravitation and Cosmology ,and Charles W. Misner,Kip S. Throne and John Archibald Wheeler :Gravitation",
    Which one is better for a student?
    Thanks
     
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  3. Mar 14, 2005 #2

    Garth

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    They are both standard texts, although getting a little old now. MTW is very large but thorough, Weinberg concise if you can handle tensors well. Try Wald "General Relativity" UCP as well.

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  4. Mar 14, 2005 #3

    Chronos

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    Hey, what do you mean by Wheeler is 'getting a bit old'? Just wait till I report this to the AARP.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2005 #4

    Garth

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    Any text book I used must be getting old by now!

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  6. Mar 15, 2005 #5
    unless its at light speed! :biggrin:

    Ok that wasn't funny..I'll shut up now.
     
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