The Geometry of General Relativity
by Tevian Dray
Publisher: Oregon State University 2014
Number of pages: 158
The manuscript emphasizes the use of differential forms, rather than tensors, which are barely mentioned. The focus is on the basic examples, namely the Schwarzschild black hole and the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models. The material should be suitable for both advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in both mathematics and physics.
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