General Relativity from A to B
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General Relativity from A to B

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"This beautiful little book is certainly suitable for anyone who has had an introductory course in physics and even for some who have not."—Joshua N. Goldberg, Physics Today

"An imaginative and convincing new presentation of Einstein's theory of general relativity. . . . The treatment is masterful, continual emphasis being placed on careful discussion and motivation, with t...more
Paperback, 233 pages
Published March 15th 1981 by University Of Chicago Press (first published 1978)
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The author presents fundamental ideas of theory of relativity in a non-mathematical form using conversation approach to readers with little science background. The book is highly descriptive and the reader is bound to get bored since this is a discussion of about basic ideas about space and time using two-dimensional space-time diagrams. The first part of the book describes the notion of space and time in terms of Aristotelian and Galilean view points. The...more
Ivan Vukovic
You can tell that the author of this little book is a brilliant mathematical physicist. The ideas are coherent, concisely presented, but without allowing unnecessary rigor to come in the way of explaining them in a meaningful but precise way.

As Geroch himself admits, this is not just a beautifully simple and highly geometrical explanation of general relativity, but it's also a text about what it means to be a physicist and how do physicists go about constructing and exploring their theories.
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General relativity - for when you get really serious
Ronald Lett
Even if you do know the proper mathematical formulation of general relativity, this little book gives a very cute mechanism that accurately presents some interesting results of the theory in a very simple layman's fashion. Great read.
I ended up skimming through half of this book. It was boring and either the translation is abysmal or the source text is really written this way, but I didn't like it at all.
Henrik Enqvist
Aikamoinen antikliimaksi,tuntui ettei kirjoittajakaan tiennyt mitään aiheesta.Tai sitten piti lukijaa tyhmänä.
Don Fox
Absolutely terrific little explanation of the fundamentals of space-time.
this made general relativity comprehensible to me.
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