Lecture Notes on General Relativity
by Matthias Blau
Publisher: Universitaet Bern 2014
Number of pages: 928
The first half of this course will be dedicated to developing the machinery (of tensor calculus and Riemannian geometry) required to describe physics in a curved space time, i.e. in a gravitational field. In the second half of this course, we will then turn to various applications of General Relativity. Foremost among them is the description of the classical predictions of General Relativity and their experimental verification.
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by Edward Witten - arXiv.org
This article is an introduction to causal properties of General Relativity. Topics include the Raychaudhuri equation, singularity theorems of Penrose and Hawking, the black hole area theorem, topological censorship, and the Gao-Wald theorem.
by Gerard 't Hooft - Rinton Press
The book presents 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.
by Eric Poisson - University of Guelph
From the table of contents: Preliminaries; Integration techniques; First post-Minkowskian approximation; Second post-Minkowskian approximation; Equations of motion; Gravitational waves; Energy radiated and radiation reaction.
by Tevian Dray - Oregon State University
The manuscript emphasizes the use of differential forms, rather than tensors, which are barely mentioned. The focus is on the basic examples, namely the Schwarzschild black hole and the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmological models.