A Student's Manual for A First Course in General Relativity, Paperback / softback Book

A Student's Manual for A First Course in General Relativity Paperback / softback


This comprehensive student manual has been designed to accompany the leading textbook by Bernard Schutz, A First Course in General Relativity, and uses detailed solutions, cross-referenced to several introductory and more advanced textbooks, to enable self-learners, undergraduates and postgraduates to master general relativity through problem solving.

The perfect accompaniment to Schutz's textbook, this manual guides the reader step-by-step through over 200 exercises, with clear easy-to-follow derivations.

It provides detailed solutions to almost half of Schutz's exercises, and includes 125 brand new supplementary problems that address the subtle points of each chapter.

It includes a comprehensive index and collects useful mathematical results, such as transformation matrices and Christoffel symbols for commonly studied spacetimes, in an appendix.

Supported by an online table categorising exercises, a Maple worksheet and an instructors' manual, this text provides an invaluable resource for all students and instructors using Schutz's textbook.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 370 pages, 12 b/w illus. 5 tables 63 exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Relativity physics
  • ISBN: 9781107638570



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