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30th May 2017

I was actually referring to Frankel's short book <em>Gravitational Curvature</em> where he goes from SR -> GR -> Schwarzschild solution in about 50 pages. There's only a couple pages "introducing" math, mostly to fix notation and define extrinsic curvature. He gets there quickly with good conceptual ideas, but like I said, a firm grasp of differential geometry is needed to follow it.

Weber's book is <em>General Relativity and Gravitational Waves</em>. Einstein equation appears on page 50. Taught myself GR from this book as an undergrad.

I suppose I never thought of Wald as an introductory book as I've only ever read the later sections. It also requires a comfortability with more formal presentations of mathematics.

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