Semi-Riemann Geometry and General Relativity
by Shlomo Sternberg
Number of pages: 251
This book represents course notes for a one semester course at the undergraduate level giving an introduction to Riemannian geometry and its principal physical application, Einstein’s theory of general relativity. The background assumed is a good grounding in linear algebra and in advanced calculus, preferably in the language of differential forms.
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by Curtis McMullen - Harvard University
Contents: Maps between Riemann surfaces; Sheaves and analytic continuation; Algebraic functions; Holomorphic and harmonic forms; Cohomology of sheaves; Cohomology on a Riemann surface; Riemann-Roch; Serre duality; Maps to projective space; etc.
by D. Bao, R. Bryant, S. Chern, Z. Shen - Cambridge University Press
Finsler geometry generalizes Riemannian geometry in the same sense that Banach spaces generalize Hilbert spaces. The contributors consider issues related to volume, geodesics, curvature, complex differential geometry, and parametrized jet bundles.
by Marcel Berger - Springer
In this monumental work, Marcel Berger manages to survey large parts of present day Riemannian geometry. The book offers a great opportunity to get a first impression of some part of Riemannian geometry, together with hints for further reading.
by Ilkka Holopainen, Tuomas Sahlsten
Based on the lecture notes on differential geometry. From the contents: Differentiable manifolds, a brief review; Riemannian metrics; Connections; Geodesics; Curvature; Jacobi fields; Curvature and topology; Comparison geometry; The sphere theorem.