Introduction to General Relativity

December 3, 2009

Einstein's general relativity was once taught only in graduate courses, but no longer. Lewis Ryder, an exceptionally fine teacher at the University of Kent, has written a lucid account of the subject, suitable for undergraduates familiar with the special theory. In this handsomely produced volume, Ryder develops the subject from its simple principles into a mathematical edifice of unsurpassed mathematical beauty. The focus here is not on modern cosmological applications and experimental tests but on giving readers the clearest possible understanding of the theory. I would recommend anyone teaching this subject to take a look at this text, a strong candidate for the best treatment on the market.

Who is it for? Mathematically strong final-year physics undergraduates and first-year postgraduates.

Presentation: Handsomely produced, extremely thorough and clear.

Would you recommend it? Yes, this could emerge as the market leader in a crowded field.

Introduction to General Relativity

Author: Lewis Ryder

Edition: First

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Pages: 458

Price: £35.00

ISBN: 9780521845632

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