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General Relativity: A Concise Introduction

Steven Carlip


This work is a short textbook on general relativity and gravitation, aimed at readers with a broad range of interests in physics, from cosmology to gravitational radiation to high energy physics to condensed matter theory. It is an introductory text, but it has also been written as a jumping-off point for readers who plan to study more specialized topics. As a textbook, it is designed to be usable in a one-quarter course (about 25 hours of instruction), and should be suitable for both graduate students and advanced undergraduates. The pedagogical approach is “physics first”: readers move very ... More

Keywords: Einstein field equations, general relativity, gravitation, ,spacetime, spacetime geometry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198822158
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198822158.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Carlip, author
Department of Physics, University of California at Davis