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Introductory Texts

When one is ready to tackle the details of general relativity, it is probably good to start with one of these textbooks:

Introducing Einstein's Relativity, R. A. D'Inverno (Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1992).

Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, J. B. Hartle (Addison-Wesley, New York, 2002).

Introduction to General Relativity, L. Hughston and K. P. Tod (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991).

A First Course in General Relativity, B. F. Schutz (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1985).

General Relativity: An Introduction to the Theory of the Gravitational Field, H. Stephani (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990).

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