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So if you want a great introduction to relativity on a graduate/undergradtuate level, this is the book you should get.
What makes this book stand out it uses the language is that of modern GR--one learns the language of one-forms and vectors, not co- and contravariant vectors.
The physical insights are truly great and the mathematics are presented in an easy to follow way needing only very few requirements.
Although the book starts clearly enough and anyone adept at calculus should be abe to follow it, it starts to breakdown in the middle when it commits the unforgiveable sin of any... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Louis Spore
This books spends a good amount on the basic math and introduction to tensors. You don't need much background to make your way through the material. Read morePublished on March 15, 2009 by Withans
This book is a good introduction to relativity which does not pull punches mathematically speaking but still manages to be merciful to the beginner. Read morePublished on May 22, 2008 by arpard fazakas
Nice introduction to GR. Not extensive previous knowledge needed and as clear as it could be.Published on May 21, 2007 by F. J. Alvarez
There are a lot of books on General Relativity. In approach they vary from no math, to essentially math books. This book is somewhere in the middle. Read morePublished on April 3, 2007 by John Matlock
As background, I am a senior undergrad doing a thesis on black hole perturbations (following Chandrasekhar). Read morePublished on February 18, 2007 by BookJunkie
I started reading this book at a friend's house about 1 year ago and after graduating and starting to miss physics, I decided to pick it up and try something I didn't get in... Read morePublished on January 13, 2007 by Sean
This book helped me survive my first course in general relativity, which I took at a time when I was not prepared to understand the textbook of the course (Wald). Read morePublished on December 11, 2006 by Samuel Gralla
After being overwhelmed by Misner, Thorne and Wheeler, I was relieved to be introduced to this fine little book that was used along with D'Inverno in my first relativity class. Read morePublished on February 14, 2006 by David McMahon