**Introduction to General Relativity**

by Gerard 't Hooft

**Publisher**: Rinton Press 2010**ISBN/ASIN**: 1589490002**ISBN-13**: 9781589490000**Number of pages**: 69

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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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