 
Relativity Theory
Course Literature
Course literature:
 TaPei Cheng, Relativity,
Gravitation and Cosmology, Oxford 2009.
 Exercise problem sheets which will made available during the
course.
Other recommended literature:
Standard textbooks include:
 B.F. Schutz, A first course in general relativity,
Cambridge, 1985. (Basic level)
 R. d'Inverno, Introducing Einstein's Relativity, Oxford,
1998. (Basic level)
 S. M. Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to
General Relativity, AddisonWesley, 2003. (Intermediate level)
 R. M. Wald, General Relativity, University of Chicago
Press, 1984. (Advanced level)
Free online material which you might find useful:
Other references on GR include (there are many more):
 P.A.M. Dirac, General Theory of Relativity, Princeton,
1996.
 J. Foster and J.D. Nightingale, A Short Course in General
Relativity, SpringerVerlag, 1994.
 C.W. Misner, K.S. Thorne, and J.A. Wheeler, Gravitation,
Freeman, 1973. (A thorough introduction to the theory of relativity,
both its mathematical methods and astronomical applications)
 J.V. Narlikar, Introduction to Cosmology, Cambridge,
1993.
(Mostly cosmological models, but explains the basic methods of
relativity theory in the beginning)
 A. Ramgard, M. Blennow, T. Ohlsson, Tensoranalys, KTH
Fysik 2004. [compendium]
 W. Rindler, Special relativity, Oliver & Boyd, 1966.
 W. Rindler, Essential relativity, Van Nostrand Reinhold
Company, 1969.
 J. Mickelsson, T. Ohlsson, and H. Snellman, Relativity Theory,
KTH, 2005. [compendium]

