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I'm interested in giving The Geometry of Physics a read, and I was wondering what the mathematical and (more importantly) physical prerequisites are. My background is a bit stronger on the mathematical side, and I'm worried that if heavy (or even moderate) exposure to physics is required that I'll miss out on a lot. If someone has read it and has a good sense of this sort of thing, I'd very much appreciate the input!

A link to the book.


marked as duplicate by Qmechanic Dec 26 '13 at 7:58

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    $\begingroup$ I've read a part of this book, lot of inconsistency and notation abuse is there in it. $\endgroup$ – Rajesh Dachiraju Dec 26 '13 at 1:32
  • $\begingroup$ Please use additional tags to describe this post. $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Dec 26 '13 at 3:49
  • $\begingroup$ Related: physics.stackexchange.com/q/6047/2451 , physics.stackexchange.com/q/2528/2451 and links therein. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Dec 26 '13 at 7:57
  • $\begingroup$ Hi AsinglePANCAKE, prerequisites questions fit poorly on this Q&A site for various reasons, e.g. the answer tend to be primarily opinion-based, I close this question as a duplicate, not because it necessarily is an exact duplicate, but to point you in the right direction. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Dec 26 '13 at 8:03
  • $\begingroup$ @Qmechanic thanks! I had seen those answers, it's just that my math background, while stronger than my physics, often proves inadequate for recommended books in the "physics for mathematicians" category. I suppose this is the burden of the academic purgatory I face! Might you suggest a medium more appropriate for the nature of the question? Opinions are actually all I really wanted. $\endgroup$ – AsinglePANCAKE Dec 26 '13 at 16:35