Introduction to General Relativity
by Gerard 't Hooft
Publisher: Rinton Press 2010
Number of pages: 69
This book presents, in a natural and beautiful way, the general relativity as a scheme for describing the gravitational field and the equations it obeys. Starting from physical motivations, curved coordinates are introduced, and then the notion of an affine connection field is added. At a later step, the metric field is added. One then sees clearly how space and time get more and more structure, until finally Einstein's field equations logically come out.
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by Jose Natario - Springer
This book was written as a guide for a one week course aimed at exceptional students in their final years of secondary education. The course was intended to provide a quick but nontrivial introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity.
by Nikodem J. Poplawski - arXiv
A self-contained introduction to the classical theory of spacetime and fields. Topics: Spacetime (tensors, affine connection, curvature, metric, Lorentz group, spinors), Fields (principle of least action, action for gravitational field, matter, etc)
by Eric Gourgoulhon - arXiv
These notes introduce the theory of rotating stars in general relativity. The focus is on the theoretical foundations, with a detailed discussion of the spacetime symmetries, the choice of coordinates and the derivation of the equations of structure.
by Neil Lambert - King's College London
Contents: Introduction; Manifolds and Tensors; General Relativity (Derivation, Diffeomorphisms as Gauge Symmetries, Weak Field Limit, Tidal Forces, ...); The Schwarzchild Black Hole; More Black Holes; Non-asymptotically Flat Solutions.