by Benjamin Crowell
Publisher: lightandmatter.com 2010
Number of pages: 334
This is an undergraduate textbook on general relativity. The book is meant to be especially 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.
Home page url
Download or read it online for free here:
by Gerard 't Hooft - Rinton Press
The book presents 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.
by Horst R. Beyer - arXiv
This course introduces the use of semigroup methods in the solution of linear and nonlinear (quasi-linear) hyperbolic partial differential equations, with particular application to wave equations and Hermitian hyperbolic systems.
by Nikodem J. Poplawski - arXiv
A self-contained introduction to the classical theory of spacetime and fields. Topics: Spacetime (tensors, affine connection, curvature, metric, Lorentz group, spinors), Fields (principle of least action, action for gravitational field, matter, etc)
by Bernard F Schutz, Franco Ricci - arXiv
Notes of lectures for graduate students, covering the theory of linearized gravitational waves, their sources, and the prospects at the time for detecting gravitational waves. The lectures remain of interest for pedagogical reasons.