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Introduction to relativity books [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting started general relativity I am an engineer who loves to read science fiction books especially when there's more science than fiction but usually I see that I lack the ...
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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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Recommended book for beginners on advanced science topics [duplicate]

I have a background in engineering so I have some familiarity with basic math and science. I've recently been reading about other topics such as Einstein's relativity and have become interested in ...
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Where to read about Minkowski space [duplicate]

When I learned Special Relativity, it was taught in terms of basic linear algebra, without any mention of the Minkowski space, proper time as integration on the metric, etc. However, when I am trying ...
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Studying relativity from Landau [duplicate]

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 ...
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Book recommendation for self study of General relativity [duplicate]

I am a second year Chemical Engineering student. However out of interest I wish to learn General theory of relativity. Can anyone please suggest some books for learning this subject?
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Which book should I follow to get basic understanding of Black Holes? [duplicate]

I have done some books on GTR like by Sean Carroll's Spacetime and Geometry, read a little bit from Kip Thorne's Gravitation, and also did Short course on General Relativity. But I didn't understand ...
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What topics should I develop complete concepts in before I begin the derivation of GR? [duplicate]

I had just been trying to understand GR but i just cannot understand where some of the formula of field came from. Apparently all those initial formula are from Newtonian physics so please anyone ...
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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 ...
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Revisiting Schwarzschild metric [duplicate]

Which book can i refer to gain a great deal of aspects on Schwarzchild metric without any tensor calculus
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Einstein's equation: good, intuitive introduction anywhere? [duplicate]

Baez - like most others - gives (IMHO) a quite unsatisfactory introduction to Einstein's equation. They all start with the equivalence principle or similarly unintuitive reasoning, relating it to ...
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Book recommendation for second look at GR [duplicate]

Between Hawking & Ellis and Wald, which one would be the better choice to follow up a graduate-level course in GR (based off of Carroll's book)? If not either of those two, does anyone have any ...
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Books recommended as requisites for understanding general relativity to the fullest? [duplicate]

Saw some questions here which asks for what a student should know but couldn't find a complete list of recommended books for the maths and physics one needs to know. The answers can serve as a journey ...
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Advice on learning general relativity better [duplicate]

Good people of this site...I have been trying to teach myself GR for a few months now. I have read and watched some lectures, read the book written by Cheng... Relativity, gravitation and cosmology......
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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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