Introduction to General Relativity
by Gerard 't Hooft
Publisher: Rinton Press 2010
Number of pages: 69
This book presents, in a natural and beautiful way, the general relativity as a scheme for describing the gravitational field and the equations it obeys. Starting from physical motivations, curved coordinates are introduced, and then the notion of an affine connection field is added. At a later step, the metric field is added. One then sees clearly how space and time get more and more structure, until finally Einstein's field equations logically come out.
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by Joseph C. Kolecki - Glenn Research Center
Tensor analysis is useful because of its great generality and compact notation. This monograph provides a conceptual foundation for students of physics and engineering who wish to pursue tensor analysis as part of their advanced studies.
by Eric Gourgoulhon - arXiv
These notes introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure.
by V. L. Kalashnikov - arXiv
The author presents the pedagogical introduction to relativistic astrophysics and cosmology, which is based on computational and graphical resources of Maple 6. The knowledge of basics of general relativity and differential geometry is supposed.
by Francis Dominic Murnaghan - Johns Hopkins press
This monograph is the outcome of lectures delivered to the graduate department of mathematics of The Johns Hopkins University. Considerations of space have made it somewhat condensed in form, but the mode of presentation is sufficiently novel.