**Lecture Notes on General Relativity**

by Sean M. Carroll

**Publisher**: University of California 1997**Number of pages**: 238

**Description**:

These notes represent approximately one semester's worth of lectures on introductory general relativity for beginning graduate students in physics. Topics include manifolds, Riemannian geometry, Einsteinâ€™s equations, and three applications: gravitational radiation, black holes, and cosmology.

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