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Wikipedia: Introduction to General Relativity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Introduction_to_general_relativity

Encyclopedia article explaining the basic concepts, observational tests and (astrophysical) applications of general relativity.

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Wikipedia: General Relativity Resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity_resources

Annotated list of reading material about general relativity: popular books, textbooks, books on specific topics, web courses, and websites.

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The Physical Construction of Time

http://www.kolumbus.fi/igor.zlobin/miz.htm

Papers by Igor Zlobin that analyze time deceleration effect as predicted by both relativity and special relativity theories. Some papers are in English and Russia, others only in Russian.

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The Light Cone: An Illuminating Introduction to Relativity

http://www.phy.syr.edu/courses/modules/LIGHTCONE/

Introduces the basic principles of relativity, the physics of special relativity, and some basic principles of general relativity. Contains a great number of helpful images and animations; site created by Rob Salgado (Syracuse University).

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Subtle is the Gravity

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0102009

Review of the motivations for and basic principles of general relativity, aimed at a general audience. Written by Naresh Dadhich (IUCAA Pune), based on a lecture delivered in 2001.

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Spacetime - General Relativity, Quantum Gravity, and the Existence of Time

http://www.ws5.com/spacetime/

A brief summary of Spacetime Theories at the beginning of the Third Millennium, and of the possibility that we live in an essentially atemporal universe.

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Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological

http://books.google.com/books?id=fUj_LW51GfQC

Sample chapters from the classical textbook by Wolfgang Rindler, as part of a "limited preview" on Google Books.

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Relativity: List of Important Equations

http://ads.harvard.edu/books/hsaa/chap10.html

Page scans from the Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics giving equations and formulas for special relativity and relativistic cosmology. Includes bibliography.

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Relativity bookmarks

http://physics.syr.edu/research/relativity/RELATIVITY.html

Large collection of relativity-related links by Rob Salgado (Syracuse University). Warning: page hasn't been updated since 2000, and quite a number of links are now broken.

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Relativity

http://nobelprize.org/physics/educational/relativity/

Provides information on the history, experiments and paradoxes of relativity.

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QMW Hyperspace

http://grg.maths.qmul.ac.uk/hyperspace/

A set of hypertext based services for general relativity research provided by the QMW Relativity group.

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Numerical Relativity: Status and Prospects

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0202055

Review article by Luis Lehner about the foundations of numerical relativity and recent progress in the field; particular attention is paid to simulations of black hole spacetimes.

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NOVA Online/Einstein Revealed

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/einstein/

Profile of Albert Einstein, with additional teaching resources, Shockwave demonstrations, and animations of relativity concepts.

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Introduction to General Relativity

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~thooft/lectures/gr.html

By Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht University); based on lectures held in 2002; a thorough introduction starting with accelerated frames and including topics such as black holes, the basics of cosmology, and gravitational radiation.

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Interactive Geometric Database

http://130.15.26.66/servlet/GRDB2.GRDBServlet

Interactive database developed by Mustapha Ishak and Kayll Lake and hosted by Queen's University; allows the user to search for specific solutions of Einstein's field equations (that is, for specific model universes of general relativity).

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Interactive Experiments in Gravity

http://www.fourmilab.ch/gravitation/

Try an experiment that illustrates the gravitational attraction between two objects or use a Java applet to understand how orbits work in strongly curved space-time.

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Gravitational Waves and Black Holes: An Introduction to General Relativity

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9704043

An introduction by Jan-Willem van Holten (NIKHEF, Amsterdam), based on lectures given at the University of Heidelberg in 1997.

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General Relativity Simulation Contest

http://users.telenet.be/nicvroom/contest.htm

Attempt at a content aimed at the Internet community to write a simulation program, based on a simple algorithm incorporating the laws of general relativity, that can realistically simulate the behavior of black holes, binary stars, and the twin paradox.

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Cambridge Relativity Public Home Page

http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/gr/public/

Various pages with non-technical texts about cosmology, black holes, cosmic strings, inflation, quantum cosmology, and string theory, written by members of the Relativity Group at Cambridge University.

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Are There Any Good Books on Relativity Theory?

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Administrivia/rel_booklist.html

The Physics FAQs guide to relativity books; by Chris Hillman (with contributions by Nathan Urban). An extensive annotated list of semi-popular books, textbooks and background reading.

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An Essay on General Relativity

http://astro.physics.sc.edu/selfpacedunits/Unit57.html

Overview of the basic ideas and principal applications of general relativity. Written by John L. Safko for students in the self-paced astronomy courses at the University of South Carolina in 1997.

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