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Where to start on learning Special Theory of Relativity? [duplicate]

I was recently reading articles/posts about the Special Theory of Relativity and I was fascinated by the theory's insights about space and time. My goal is to have an in-depth understanding for STR ...
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What is a suitable book to learn general relativity for high school students? [duplicate]

I know all of special relativity but I also know it is not enough to study GR. The mathematics is very complex. I have “Spacetime and Geometry” by S. Caroll. He has described it GR well enough but I ...
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How much physics a mathematician needs to know to study GR? [duplicate]

I'm intending to study General Relativity on my own. The thing is, my physics background is not very strong. I know classical mechanics and I know some electromagnetism. I'm familiar with Gauss' law, ...
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Knowledge needed to study and understand general and special relativity theory [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the prerequisites to studying general relativity? I'am 27 now and i have a burning desire to study math and physics from the ground up and I strongly prefer doing a ...
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Some books to bridge the gap before GR [duplicate]

I am extremely interested in GR, but somehow feel that the books I read are not really enough. Frankly, I find many question on this site and elsewhere completely bewildering, which makes me think ...
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What kind of math do I need got general relativity? [duplicate]

I'm 15 this year and have a passion in physics What kind of math do I need to tackle general relativity? Also what year in uni do we learn about general relativity?
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Book recommendations [closed]

Every once in a while, we get a question asking for a book or other educational reference on a particular topic at a particular level. This is a meta-question that collects all those links together. ...
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What does it take to understand Maxwell's equations? [closed]

Assume I want to learn math and physics enough to reach a level where I understand Maxwell's equations (The terms and reasoning in the equations I.e. why they "work"). What would I have to learn in ...
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General relativity's prerequisites' prerequisites [closed]

I know there looks to be a duplicate: What are the prerequisites to studying general relativity? From what I read, the prerequisites are Calculus, linear algebra, differential and partial ...
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Learning General Relativity from a mathematical and physical point of view [duplicate]

I am an undergraduate in Mathematics writing his dissertation on General Relativity this year. The next couple of months will be dedicated to learning the math (geometry) and the physics, and to this ...