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Has anyone used this book? - Mar 25, 2005 at 7:00PM
christopop
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Hey,

I'm currently working through a book entitled, "Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological."

Has anyone else studied this book? If so, how did you find it? Did you notice a number of errors in the text? Were you able to follow the proofs easily? I find some of the writing extremely advanced; perhaps I shouldn't be studying it as an undergraduate.


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Re: Has anyone used this book? - Apr 10 2005 1:59PM
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Lyle
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I have not had a chance to look at that book, but for clear explanations, while maintaining mathematical rigor, I can recommend the following book: Gravitation.

It goes all the way through graduate level, but starts with vectors and builds the necessary tensor calculus.  The first few chapters are devoted to world lines and special relativity.

For a cursory view of most subjects with simple to understand explanations, I can also recommend the Usenet Physics FAQ.

Have fun,
-Lyle



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