Note:
Other literature (These books are good complimentary reading, you don?t need to buy
them):
M. P. Hobson, G. Efstathiou and A. N. Lasenby, General Relativity: An introduction for
Physicists
?Written for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.? I like this book very much and
will use parts in lectures.
S. Carroll, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity
?My favorite book but heavy on the graduate level side.? If you registered for 535, this is
what you aim for.
R. Wald, General Relativity
The standard graduate-level book. This book is very mathematical in its presentation but it
is fairly rigorous. For those registered for 535, this is the level you need to achieve ... eventually.
C. W. Misner, K. S. Thorne and J. A. Wheeler, Gravitation
This book was the standard for various generations. It is very extensive, a bit outdated but
fun reading.
Bernard F. Schutz, A rst course in general relativity
Nice introduction, good complement to the main textbook.
J. B. Hartle, Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity
Less mathematically sophisticated than D?Inverno?s but strong on the conceptual points.
ISBN: 0198596863
Introducing Einstein's relativity, Author: Ray d'Inverno., Publisher: Clarendon Press Reprinted 1992