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Wald, Robert M. General relativity. Bibliography: p. Includes index. 1. General relativity (Physics) I. Title. QCW '1. GENERAL. RELATIVITY. Robert M. Wald. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago General relativity (Physics) I. Title. QCW35 ' 1 Teaching General Relativity. Robert M. Wald. Enrico Fermi Institute and Department of Physics. The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

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WannabeNewton said: My personal bias would have me say Wald, without a doubt. Although I do wish his problem sets were less computational and more theoretical, to complement his theoretical discussions. If you ever get your hands on the book, take an immediate look at problem 7. Without a doubt this was the most arduous tensor calculus problem in the entire text. While I find such tensor calculus problems fun, they make up a very large bulk of the problems in the text whereas I would have liked more "physical" problems the sort you would see in MTW and more theoretical problems the kind you will see in chapter 8 of Wald which were basically topology problems haha. In this sense, I would say getting only Wald would be a mistake because you would need to supplement the problem sets in Wald with the problems from other texts e. Carroll which I also like very much and, as mentioned before, MTW. I wouldn't recommend Landau's classical theory of fields for learning GR at all. Click to expand

My personal bias would have me say Wald, without a doubt. Although I do wish his problem sets were less computational and more theoretical, to complement his theoretical discussions.

If you ever get your hands on the book, take an immediate look at problem 7. Without a doubt this was the most arduous tensor calculus problem in the entire text.

While I find such tensor calculus problems fun, they make up a very large bulk of the problems in the text whereas I would have liked more "physical" problems the sort you would see in MTW and more theoretical problems the kind you will see in chapter 8 of Wald which were basically topology problems haha.

In this sense, I would say getting only Wald would be a mistake because you would need to supplement the problem sets in Wald with the problems from other texts e.

Carroll which I also like very much and, as mentioned before, MTW. I wouldn't recommend Landau's classical theory of fields for learning GR at all. WannabeNewton said: George Jones Staff Emeritus.

Lavabug, you might also want to have a look at the more modern "Gravitation: Foundations and Frontiers" by Padmanabhan, which has bothy exercises and more in-depth projects, https: Apr 29, Lavabug said: That's kind of what I was trying to avoid, as my course pretty much consisted of exercises like this mostly simpler things, ie tensor transformation of Christoffel symbols,general tensor identity proofs, grinding out Ricci components and curves from a given metric but no actual derivation of the Schwarschild or FLRW metrics George Jones said: Foundations and Frontiers" by Padmanabhan, which has bothy exercises and more in-depth projects,.

That looks fantastic, thanks! Is this book catching on a lot? So I ordered the Padmanabhan text.

I can't wait to dig into it during the summer; hopefully it is as good as it seems from the site preview. Thanks George! Wald general relativity prerequirments I wish to read ch 1 to ch 6 from the book "General Relativity" by Robert M. Wald in full mathematical generality.

I'm a physics graduate student with some background in topology, advanced calculus, linear algebra]. Suggest me a book for mathematical parts.

I would recommend David Malament's text. I have personally found the notes linked by jorriss to be absolutely amazing for GR; in addition to jorriss's recommendation, check out this thread: If you have the time, I'd suggest reading an undergraduate GR text first I'm fond of Taylor, so I'd suggest Exploring Black Holes - there may be better choices out there.

And I would read a tensor treatment of electromagnetism Jackson's is traditional, but you might do just as well or better with the appropriate sections of Griffiths.

I assume you've already had something like Goldstein's "Classical Mechanics". I haven't read Malement, alas. Wald has almost no applications and makes almost no connection with experiment, which makes it a poor choice for a student's first introduction to GR.

I would start with Taylor and Wheeler's Spacetime Physics, which, although it's an SR text, actually has quite a bit of material in it that explicitly prepares you for GR. Pervect's suggestion of reading an undergrad GR text is also excellent. Hartle is good. Exploring Black Holes is a fine book as far as it goes, but its focus is very narrow, and it won't prepare you with any of the mathematical techniques.

Rather than Wald, which is extremely out of date, I would suggest Carroll. Unit registration If you are unsure about taking this unit, please contact me; I will advise you based on your marks, previous and current unit choices and general level of interest. Students on single or joint honours maths degrees: you already know how to register if you haven't already.

Students who are not on mathematics degrees typically physics or incoming exchange students note that all students MUST register with the maths department Rebecca Staatz in room 1. You will need to make sure your tutor agrees and your home department or university is aware of your unit choices.

Texts This is the same list as in the course description, with slightly expanded advice. You can use any of the first three texts for this unit, perhaps with occasional reference to the greater detail of Misner for physics and the second Schutz book for mathematics.

First recommendation. Good beginner's book with very little assumed background. Covers the course but not much more. Chicago press, , pages.

Contains more recent developments. More mathematical approach. Recommended previously, but not well suited to beginners. download this book if you are a reasonably strong student and would like to understand this subject in greater depth or as a basis for postgraduate research.

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