by Benjamin Crowell
Publisher: lightandmatter.com 2010
Number of pages: 334
This is an undergraduate textbook on general relativity. The book is meant to be especially well adapted for self-study, and answers are given in the back of the book for almost all the problems. The ratio of conceptual to mathematical problems is higher than in most books.
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