General Relativity

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University of Chicago Press, May 15, 2010 - Science - 506 pages
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"Wald's book is clearly the first textbook on general relativity with a totally modern point of view; and it succeeds very well where others are only partially successful. The book includes full discussions of many problems of current interest which are not treated in any extant book, and all these matters are considered with perception and understanding."—S. Chandrasekhar

"A tour de force: lucid, straightforward, mathematically rigorous, exacting in the analysis of the theory in its physical aspect."—L. P. Hughston, Times Higher Education Supplement

"Truly excellent. . . . A sophisticated text of manageable size that will probably be read by every student of relativity, astrophysics, and field theory for years to come."—James W. York, Physics Today

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User Review  - Zihao - Goodreads

It is the most successful GR book so far. I actually took Prof. Wald's course on GR using this book. The first three chapters on tensors and manifolds may be hard for people with insufficient math ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jamie - Goodreads

Good times spent with this book as an undergrad. For about a year I don't think I was seen without it. Still, I feel I barely scratched the surface of it. Read full review



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Robert M. Wald is professor in the Department of Physics and the Enrico Fermi Institute at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Space, Time, and Gravity: The Theory of the Big Bang and Black Holes, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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