This book provides a completely revised and expanded version of the previous classic edition general relativity and relativistic astrophysics in part i the foundations of general relativity are thoroughly developed while part ii is devoted to tests of general relativity and many of its applications. General relativity graduate texts in physics kindle edition by norbert straumann download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading general relativity graduate texts in physics. These lectures represent an introductory graduate course in general relativity both its foun dations and applications they are a lightly edited version of notes i handed out while teaching physics 8962 the graduate course in gr at mit during the spring of 1996 al. Lecture notes on general relativity sean m carroll institute for theoretical physics university of california santa barbara ca 93106 carrollitpucsbedu december 1997 abstract these notes represent approximately one semesters worth of lectures on intro ductory general relativity for beginning graduate students in physics topics include. Some exposure to special relativity as part of an intro ductory modern physics course will also be helpful even though no prior knowledge of special relativity will be assumed part i of this book concen trates on the metric description of spacetime first the flat geometry as in special relativity and then curved ones for general relativity
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