This compact guide presents the key features of general relativity, to support and supplement the presentation in mainstream, comprehensive undergraduate textbooks, or as a re cap of essentials for graduate students pursuing advanced studies It helps students plot a careful path to understanding the core ideas and basics of differential geometry, as applied to general relativity, without overwhelming them While the guide doesn t shy away from necessary technicalities, it emphasises the essential simplicity of the main physical arguments Presuming a familiarity with special relativity with a brief account in an appendix , it describes how general covariance and the equivalence principle motivate Einstein s theory of gravitation It then introduces differential geometry and the covariant derivative as the mathematical technology which allows us to understand Einstein s equations of general relativity The book is supported by numerous worked exampled and problems, and important applications of general relativity are described in an appendix


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