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written by Sean M. Carroll
This web site contains lecture notes of a class taught on General Relativity. The main subjects that these notes cover are: Introduction to General Relativity, a review of Special Relativity, Geometry of the Universe and Differential Geometry, Gravitation and Cosmology. It also provides the user with links to other resources, such as lectures and courses, from other authors. The notes are formatted in postscript, additionally there are links to html and pdf versions.
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- Miscellaneous
- Spacetime Fundamentals
- Upper Undergraduate
- Instructional Material
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The lecture notes are for free. An expanded textbook version is available for purchase online or at finer bookstores.
© 1998 Sean Carroll
Permission is granted to copy and distribute freely, so long as proper attribution is given, no alterations are made, and no monetary profit is gained.
black hole, cosmology, differential geometry, general relativity, gravitation, special relativity, weak field
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Metadata instance created April 27, 2007 by Enrique Suarez
Record Updated:
August 12, 2016 by Lyle Barbato
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June 21, 2007
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S. Carroll, (1998), WWW Document, (
S. Carroll, Lecture Notes on General Relativity, (1998), <>.
APA Format
Carroll, S. (2007, June 21). Lecture Notes on General Relativity. Retrieved July 22, 2018, from
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Carroll, Sean. Lecture Notes on General Relativity. June 21, 2007. (accessed 22 July 2018).
MLA Format
Carroll, Sean. Lecture Notes on General Relativity. 1998. 21 June 2007. 22 July 2018 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Sean Carroll", Title = {Lecture Notes on General Relativity}, Volume = {2018}, Number = {22 July 2018}, Month = {June 21, 2007}, Year = {1998} }
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