## Introduction to Differential Geometry and General Relativity

### Lecture Notes by Stefan Waner,

Department of Mathematics, Hofstra University

*These notes are dedicated to the memory of Hanno Rund.*

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**References and Suggested Further Reading**

(Listed in the rough order reflecting the degree to which they were used)

Bernard F. Schutz,* A First Course in General Relativity *(Cambridge University Press, 1986)

David Lovelock and Hanno Rund, *Tensors, Differential Forms, and Variational Principles* (Dover, 1989)

Charles E. Weatherburn, *An Introduction to Riemannian Geometry and the Tensor Calculus* (Cambridge University Press, 1963)

Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne and John A. Wheeler, *Gravitation* (W.H. Freeman, 1973)

Keith R. Symon, *Mechanics* (3rd. Ed. Addison Wesley)

**Further Reading on the Web**

For a comprehensive catalog of internet sites on special and general relativity, visit Relativity on the Web.

Last Updated:* January, 2002*

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