**Lecture Notes on General Relativity**

by Matthias Blau

**Publisher**: Universitaet Bern 2014**Number of pages**: 928

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The first half of this course will be dedicated to developing the machinery (of tensor calculus and Riemannian geometry) required to describe physics in a curved space time, i.e. in a gravitational field. In the second half of this course, we will then turn to various applications of General Relativity. Foremost among them is the description of the classical predictions of General Relativity and their experimental verification.

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