Space, Time and Gravitation: An Outline of the General Relativity Theory
by Arthur Stanley Eddington
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1920
Number of pages: 219
The author gives an account of general relativity theory without introducing anything very technical in the way of mathematics, physics, or philosophy. Although primarily designed for readers without technical knowledge of the subject, it is hoped that the book may also appeal to those who have gone into the subject more deeply.
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by Edward Witten - arXiv.org
This article is an introduction to causal properties of General Relativity. Topics include the Raychaudhuri equation, singularity theorems of Penrose and Hawking, the black hole area theorem, topological censorship, and the Gao-Wald theorem.
by Christian Heinicke, Friedrich W. Hehl - arXiv
Starting from Newton's gravitational theory, we give a general introduction into the spherically symmetric solution of Einstein's vacuum field equation, the Schwarzschild solution, and into one specific stationary solution, the Kerr solution.
by Benjamin Crowell - lightandmatter.com
This is an undergraduate textbook on general relativity. It is well adapted for self-study, and answers are given in the back of the book for almost all the problems. The ratio of conceptual to mathematical problems is higher than in most books.
by Matthias Blau - Universitaet Bern
The first half of the book is dedicated to developing the machinery of tensor calculus and Riemannian geometry required to describe physics in a curved space time. We will then turn to various applications of General Relativity.