"The author has done a great job of producing a text suitable for upper level undergrads and even first year graduate students. The graphics are very good and I particularly appreciate the concise chapter summaries and the exercises with solutions. Students will love this text. I will definitely use it in my upper division classes." - Professor John Huchra, Harvard University
"The presentation of special and general relativity is remarkably clear, with explicit derivations and explanations accompanied by useful and relevant exercises. This text strikes a nice balance between theory and applications and does a commendable job of bringing undergraduates up to speed on a challenging topic. I highly recommend it for a first undergraduate course in general relativity." - Dr Jeremy Darling, University of Colorado
"...is an attractive production, with nice clear diagrams, good use of colour, and photographs and thumb-nail sketches of the major contributors to the field. Lambourne's book really scores, however, in its careful, thorough and well thought-out presentation of the subject...The text reads very comfortably and creates a sense that one is being guided by experienced and knowledgeable authors...This is an excellent volume which can be highly recommended for an introductory course on general relativity and I hope will have the effect of increasing understanding of this most beautiful and striking creation of twentieth century physics." - Lewis Ryder, Contemporary Physics, May 2011
Aimed at advanced undergraduates, this self-contained textbook covers the key ideas of special and general relativity and their applications. In full colour, it contains numerous worked examples and exercises with solutions. Key points and equations are highlighted, and each chapter ends with a summary list of important concepts and results.