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Lecture Notes on General Relativity

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Lecture Notes on General Relativity
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Publisher: University of California
Number of pages: 238

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These notes represent approximately one semester's worth of lectures on introductory general relativity for beginning graduate students in physics. Topics include manifolds, Riemannian geometry, Einstein’s equations, and three applications: gravitational radiation, black holes, and cosmology.

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