A First Course in General RelativityGeneral relativity has become one of the central pillars of theoretical physics, with important applications in both astrophysics and highenergy particle physics, and no modern theoretical physicist's education should be regarded as complete without some study of the subject. This textbook, based on the author's own undergraduate teaching, develops general relativity and its associated mathematics from a minimum of prerequisites, leading to a physical understanding of the theory in some depth. It reinforces this understanding by making a detailed study of the theory's most important applications  neutron stars, black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmology  using the most uptodate astronomical developments. The book is suitable for a oneyear course for beginning graduate students or for undergraduates in physics who have studied special relativity, vector calculus, and electrostatics. Graduate students should be able to use the book selectively for halfyear courses. 
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User Review  Eel IzCool  Goodreadsvery good introduction to general relativity, i think. the introduction to tensors is especially great. i didn't read very much on gravitational radiation, and some of the later chapters were not as ... Read full review
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User Review  Dylan Muckerman  Goodreadsvery good introduction to general relativity, i think. the introduction to tensors is especially great. i didn't read very much on gravitational radiation, and some of the later chapters were not as ... Read full review
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General Relativity and Gravitation, Vol. 18, No. 4, 1986. Book Review. Theory and Experiment in Gravitational Physics. Clifford M. Will ...
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bf Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity (Cambridge University Press, 1985). 2. (required for honors students, recommended for all) cj Isham, ...
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