General Relativity Notes
by Edmund Bertschinger
Publisher: MIT 1999
Number of pages: 156
Working with GR, particularly with the Einstein field equations, requires some understanding of differential geometry. In this text we will develop the essential mathematics needed to describe physics in curved spacetime. These notes assume familiarity with special relativity.
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