Semi-Riemann Geometry and General Relativity
by Shlomo Sternberg
Number of pages: 251
This book represents course notes for a one semester course at the undergraduate level giving an introduction to Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The background assumed is a good grounding in linear algebra and in advanced calculus, preferably in the language of differential forms.
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by David R. Wilkins - Trinity College, Dublin
From the table of contents: Smooth Manifolds; Tangent Spaces; Affine Connections on Smooth Manifolds; Riemannian Manifolds; Geometry of Surfaces in R3; Geodesics in Riemannian Manifolds; Complete Riemannian Manifolds; Jacobi Fields.
by M. Berger - Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
The main topic of these notes is geodesics. Our aim is to give a fairly complete treatment of the foundations of Riemannian geometry and to give global results for Riemannian manifolds which are subject to geometric conditions of various types.
by Ilkka Holopainen, Tuomas Sahlsten
Based on the lecture notes on differential geometry. From the contents: Differentiable manifolds, a brief review; Riemannian metrics; Connections; Geodesics; Curvature; Jacobi fields; Curvature and topology; Comparison geometry; The sphere theorem.
by Marcel Berger - Springer
In this monumental work, Marcel Berger manages to survey large parts of present day Riemannian geometry. The book offers a great opportunity to get a first impression of some part of Riemannian geometry, together with hints for further reading.