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Spacetime and Geometry is an introductory textbook on general relativity, specifically aimed at students. Using a lucid style, Carroll first covers the foundations of the theory and mathematical formalism, providing an approachable introduction to what can often be an intimidating subject. Three major applications of general relativity are then discussed: black holes, perturbation theory and gravitational waves, and cosmology. Students will learn the origin of how spacetime curves (the Einstein equation) and how matter moves through it (the geodesic equation). They will learn what black holes really are, how gravitational waves are generated and detected, and the modern view of the expansion of the universe. A brief introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime is also included. A student familiar with this book will be ready to tackle research-level problems in gravitational physics.

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‘The best book on contemporary gravitational physics for beginning graduate students to established researchers. It will remain one of the leading textbooks on gravity for years to come.'' Renata Kallosh, Stanford University, California

‘Carroll brings a relaxed authority to the teaching of general relativity at the graduate level. The text is beautifully written and succeeds in linking modern mathematical formalism to physical applications.'' Roger Blandford, Stanford University, California

‘This book is a gem. Carroll''s course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology remains legendary and this book can be expected to spread the legend worldwide. Carroll give a clear, well-motivated, and lively development of general relativity.'' Alan Guth, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

''An excellent graduate text in general relativity written with an informal yet sophisticated style. It provides an efficient introduction to the gravitational physics essential for today’s understanding of black holes, gravitational waves, and the universe.'' Jim Hartle, University of California, Santa Barbara

''I recommend the book for those who know little about GR but want to learn more; it is a useful bridge between more-qualitative or even popular introductions and more-advanced textbooks.'' Phillip Helbig, The Observatory

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An accessible introductory textbook on general relativity, covering the theory''s foundations, mathematical formalism and major applications.

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"Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity" provides a lucid and thoroughly modern introduction to general relativity. With an accessible and lively writing style, it introduces modern techniques to what can often be a formal and intimidating subject. Readers are led from the physics of flat spacetime (special relativity), through the intricacies of differential geometry and Einstein''s equations, and on to exciting applications such as black holes, gravitational radiation, and cosmology.

About the Author

Sean M. Carroll is Research Professor of Physics at the California Institute of Technology. His research focuses on general relativity, cosmology, field theory, statistical mechanics, and quantum mechanics. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gemant Award from the American Institute of Physics, the Winton Science Book Prize from the Royal Society, a Guggenheim fellowship, and teaching awards from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Chicago.

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Deborah R. Castleman
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My favorite book on relativity!
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2018
Last year, when I was at my Dad’s and stepmom’s house, I found the book “An Introduction to General Relativity, Spacetime and Geometry”, by Sean M Carroll. I was struck by the promise at the beginning of the preface: “.. it is an unalloyed joy to finally reach the point in... See more
Last year, when I was at my Dad’s and stepmom’s house, I found the book “An Introduction to General Relativity, Spacetime and Geometry”, by Sean M Carroll. I was struck by the promise at the beginning of the preface: “.. it is an unalloyed joy to finally reach the point in one’s studies where these phenomena may be understood in a rigorous quantitative level. If you are contemplating reading this book, that point is here.” For me the book has lived up to this promise. I have been reading the book off and on since then and working some of the problems. I studied general relativity a little in college several decades ago, but there were many vague ideas floating in my head. This book has sharpened up the concepts, explained new ones, and connected them in a good way.
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George Hrabovsky
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Great Book
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2019
This is one of the best books on general relativity. In my opinion it is somewhere between the classic Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler tome and Wald''s General Relativity in its mathematical requirements. I like the tone of the discussion of topics. It is comprehensive enough to... See more
This is one of the best books on general relativity. In my opinion it is somewhere between the classic Misner, Thorne, and Wheeler tome and Wald''s General Relativity in its mathematical requirements. I like the tone of the discussion of topics. It is comprehensive enough to be useful in applications and leading to more advanced studies.
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JRK
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YouTube video star is the real deal.
Reviewed in the United States on September 10, 2019
This is a serious Graduate level text on GR; well above the level of his many YouTube appearance. Suggest that you also check-out Mike Guidry''s 2019 book Modern GR. It focuses on all the many applications of GR. Buy both books!
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Shashwat Tanay
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An ''advanced'' introduction but totally worthwhile
Reviewed in the United States on March 3, 2020
It may seem too advanced for an introductory course but the pain is totally worthwhile. Moreover, it can be seen as a stepping stone to Wald''s book ''General Relativity''. That makes it doubly useful.
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Stuart E. Carol
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Excellent GR textbook
Reviewed in the United States on March 23, 2021
Not for the general public
Have to review previously learned mathematical concepts
Otherwise very well written
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One of the best quite advanced textbook in general relativity...
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2015
This is an outstanding textbook on general relativity. It''s very detailed, well written and the order of the topics is very well chosen, covering a wide range of themes. The level is appropriate to graduate student, with a quite decent mathematical background. In... See more
This is an outstanding textbook on general relativity. It''s very detailed, well written and the order of the topics is very well chosen, covering a wide range of themes. The level is appropriate to graduate student, with a quite decent mathematical background.
In particular, the first chapter is a review of special relativity: a brief but clear summary, useful to become familiar with the use of the 4-vector notation, too. The second and third chapters are committed to manifolds and curvature, and you have to learn the fundaments of differential geometry. The chapters from fourth to seventh are focused on the "real" general relativity, from Einstein''s equation to gravitational waves: this is a quite advanced dissertation, and I think it is necessary to have a basic background from an introductory book. The last two chapters are an introduction to cosmology (brief, but pretty good) and an introduction to quantum field theory in curved spacetime (but I never read this chapter, sorry!).
Remark that the book contains ten (10!) very useful appendixes on additional topics that are not debated in the ordinary chapters: they are a good extension to examine in depth some themes (in particular on a second reading).

Very good binding and hardcover: it''s durable and solid, with a good value for money.
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marx
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Best GR Book out there! (Other than the original, of course)
Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2019
Amazing
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Kindle Version Horrible
Reviewed in the United States on August 15, 2021
It is impossible to read the kindle version of the book. The pages are just low resolution scanned images. They look like poor quality fax printouts from the 80''s.
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A very hard read for the non expert in General Relativity.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 2, 2020
This book asks a great deal of the reader. The material on tensors is very short and if you are not already familiar with them you will struggle. Likewise the section on one forms & dual vectors. My head was spinning after reading the material on them. Each page contains so...See more
This book asks a great deal of the reader. The material on tensors is very short and if you are not already familiar with them you will struggle. Likewise the section on one forms & dual vectors. My head was spinning after reading the material on them. Each page contains so many ideas, new material that I needed to read everything about 10 times before I could move on. In summary I found this book difficult, but then it is a difficult subject. It covers a very wide range and is certainly a comprehensive introduction to the subject. For the expert reader I think. For myself I will persevere as the book has so much of value.
This book asks a great deal of the reader. The material on tensors is very short and if you are not already familiar with them you will struggle. Likewise the section on one forms & dual vectors. My head was spinning after reading the material on them. Each page contains so many ideas, new material that I needed to read everything about 10 times before I could move on. In summary I found this book difficult, but then it is a difficult subject. It covers a very wide range and is certainly a comprehensive introduction to the subject. For the expert reader I think. For myself I will persevere as the book has so much of value.
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It is worth
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 10, 2020
Worth and interesting concepts
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Testo difficile per un argomento ostico
Reviewed in Italy on July 21, 2020
Ho letto solo il primo capitolo e quindi questa recensione è sicuramente prematura. La prima impressione è che il testo sia completo e approfondito, sia dal punto di vista dell''interpretazione fisica sia da quello della formulazione matematico-geometrica. Il livello di...See more
Ho letto solo il primo capitolo e quindi questa recensione è sicuramente prematura. La prima impressione è che il testo sia completo e approfondito, sia dal punto di vista dell''interpretazione fisica sia da quello della formulazione matematico-geometrica. Il livello di complessità matematica è molto alto. Sono un lettore dilettante della fisica e il primo capitolo (relatività ristretta e teoria classica dei campi) sarebbe stato fuori della mia portata se non avessi già fatto delle letture sul tema (in particolare il Theoretical Minimum di Susskind). Vero è che questo capitolo, dichiara l''autore, è una rapida review di materia che si suppone già nota. Spero che i successivi adottino un approccio più didascalico.
Ho letto solo il primo capitolo e quindi questa recensione è sicuramente prematura. La prima impressione è che il testo sia completo e approfondito, sia dal punto di vista dell''interpretazione fisica sia da quello della formulazione matematico-geometrica. Il livello di complessità matematica è molto alto. Sono un lettore dilettante della fisica e il primo capitolo (relatività ristretta e teoria classica dei campi) sarebbe stato fuori della mia portata se non avessi già fatto delle letture sul tema (in particolare il Theoretical Minimum di Susskind). Vero è che questo capitolo, dichiara l''autore, è una rapida review di materia che si suppone già nota. Spero che i successivi adottino un approccio più didascalico.
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Reviewed in Italy on September 21, 2020
Il libro è un classico della relatività generale, a mio avviso il miglior libro introduttivo. Consigliato soprattutto a chi non ha paura della matematica.
Il libro è un classico della relatività generale, a mio avviso il miglior libro introduttivo. Consigliato soprattutto a chi non ha paura della matematica.
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Love physics more than ever, although I studied engineering!
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I bought it as many reviews 5 stars and says it starts from basic. I have a bachelor degree in electronic engineering back in 1993 and still finds it hard to grasp. I guess engineering and science studies are really different worlds apart. I enjoy studying it for the...See more
I bought it as many reviews 5 stars and says it starts from basic. I have a bachelor degree in electronic engineering back in 1993 and still finds it hard to grasp. I guess engineering and science studies are really different worlds apart. I enjoy studying it for the imaginative ideas I tried to understand though.
I bought it as many reviews 5 stars and says it starts from basic. I have a bachelor degree in electronic engineering back in 1993 and still finds it hard to grasp. I guess engineering and science studies are really different worlds apart. I enjoy studying it for the imaginative ideas I tried to understand though.
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