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Check out V.I. Arnold's Mathematical Methods of Classical Mechanics. This book is pretty terse and can have hard to follow notation. However, it is rigorous and contains mathematical explanations and proof of a wide array of topics in mechanics. It is also filled with very interesting examples. He introduces the concepts needed from differential geometry; ...


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The Particle Data Book, published by the Particle Data Group is probably the nearest to what you're asking for. The actual book is a massive tome costing a fortune. I'm not sure how much of and in what form it's online, but some intrepid Googling should find you most of what you want. As fqq points out the book is available from Phys. Rev. D vol. 86 Issue 1 ...


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I learned my GR from Landau and Lifshitz Classical Theory of Fields, 2nd edition. Even at 402 (4th Edition) pages it is kind of breathless. The interesting thing about it is the first half is special relativity and electrodynamics which dovetails into the 2nd half which is GR. One has to persivere because it's terse but not too terse. Like Weinberg it has a ...


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Your question and this answer are really better suited to the Meta, and I suspect a moderator will be along some time soon to migrate them. But while your question is still here ... An intuitive understanding of GR is extraordinarily difficult to attain. I've been studying GR (as an interested amateur not a pro) for a decade and I still make naive errors ...



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