This question already has an answer here:
- Books for general relativity 18 answers
I'd like to have an advice from you. I was thinking about studying for the exam of general relativity from Landau II: theory of fields. I already studied mechanics and fluid dynamics from Landau and I loved those books in every aspect. I couldn't find a better book in these two topics so I have to give credit to Landau about general relativity too.
The problem here is that our professor strongly suggested other textbooks saying that we could study from Landau but it would be way too hard with respect to books like:
Bernard F. Schutz, A first course in general relativity
S. Weinberg, Gravitation and Cosmology
And once we learn relativity from those we may approach the study of Landau, but only after having already studied it. And at that point it would be almost pointless to restudy it from nothing since you already know the topic.
I'd like an advice from people who knows at least one of these books. How they are? Is Landau really too hard or it's just the usual representation people make about his books, confusing the concept of being too difficult with the concept of "it forces you to think"? As I said I love the 2 books of Landau I studied from so I'd like to have very good reason not to study relativity form his text.
Ah, notation is not a problem.
Edit: It isn't a duplicate. I explicitly asked about Landau's book which is quoted twice in that post. And only one answer says something about it. Plus there's no confront of Landau with other books. The main point here is Landau's book which is not there