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
Publisher: Cambridge University Press