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Relativity Theory
Course Literature

Course literature:
  • Ta-Pei 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, Addison-Wesley, 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, Springer-Verlag, 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]
Last updated: Dec 12, 2008