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Understanding General Relativity

http://www.rafimoor.com/english/GRE.htm

Step-by-step introduction to general relativity, from the basic principles via a heuristic account of the mathematics of curved spaces to the Einstein field equations, plus brief sections on advanced topics such as black holes and cosmology. By Rafi Moor.

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Theory of Relativity Class

http://www.drphysics.com/

Learn about Einstein's Theory of Relativity online. The class covers cosmology, the Twin Paradox, space travel, and black holes.

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The Theory of Special Relativity on Computer

http://titan.physx.u-szeged.hu/physics/theophys/specrel/texte/Index.html

A short tutorial on the basics of Einstein's theory of special relativity with visual demonstrations.

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Tensor Calculus and Continuum Mechanics

http://www.math.odu.edu/~jhh/counter2.html

A free downloadable textbook on introductory tensor analysis and continuum mechanics, in PDF format, from Professor John J. Heinbockel at Old Dominion University.

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Student Understanding of Time in Special Relativity

http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0207109

A report on the ineffectiveness of standard university instruction in Einstein's concept of time, by Rachel E. Scherr, Peter S. Shaffer, and Stamatis Vokos. Published in Physics Education Research (American Journal of Physics Supplement).

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Special Relativity

http://theory.uwinnipeg.ca/mod_tech/node132.html

Part of a course in modern physics (Physics 1501) taught by Randy Kobes and Gabor Kunstatter at the University of Winnipeg in 1999. Covers the basics from the two postulates to the Lorentz transformations plus selected further topics; uses no more than high-school level mathematics.

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Spacetime 101

http://www.theory.caltech.edu/people/patricia/st101.html

Tutorial by Patricia Schwarz (Caltech); accessible for a general audience. Covers the basics of spacetime, special and general relativity using simple diagrams.

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Relativity Tutorial

http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~wright/relatvty.htm

Tutorial by Ned Wright (UCLA) featuring a step-by-step introduction to special relativity (focusing on spacetime diagrams) and the basic ideas of general relativity.

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Reflections on Relativity

http://www.mathpages.com/rr/rrtoc.htm

Comprehensive online book about special and general relativity, from the fundamentals to cosmological applications, including a number of philosophical questions raised by Einstein's theory. Suitable for undergraduates and up.

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Physics 252: Modern Physics

http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu/classes/252/home.html

A second year course including twelve lectures on special relativity taught by Michael Fowler at the University of Virginia in 1999. Includes lecture notes in HTML format (from Galilei transformations to relativistic mechanics, including some thoughts on general relativity) and problem sets. introducing special relativity and quantum mechanics. All of the lecture notes are posted online.

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Physics 237-2002: Gravitational Waves

http://elmer.tapir.caltech.edu/ph237/

Collection of materials from a graduate-student-level course on Gravitational Waves taught at the California Institute of Technology, January through May of 2002; includes Quicktime videos of the lectures, lists of suggested and supplementary reading, copies of some of the readings, and many exercises with solutions.

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Modern Relativity

http://www.modernrelativitysite.com/

A text book tutorial on Albert Einstein's theories of special and general relativity.

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Introduction to Differential Geometry and General Relativity

http://people.hofstra.edu/faculty/Stefan_Waner/diff_geom/tc.html

A course from the Department of Mathematics at Hofstra University on differential geometry and general relativity, from basic ideas like sets and parametric surfaces to black holes and neutron stars. By Stefan Waner (last chapter by Gregory C. Levine).

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Gravitation and Cosmology

http://christian.vonschultz.se/forelant/gravitation_and_cosmology/

Lecture notes from a graduate course on Gravitation and Cosmology, taught by M. Cederwall at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in 2008.

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General Relativity Tutorials

http://www.lehigh.edu/~kdw5/project/

Notes about the linearized Einstein equations, written by a graduate student (Kristen Wecht) for graduate students. Current content: one step-by-step description of how to derive the linearized Einstein equations.

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General Relativity Tutorial

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/gr/gr.html

Highly recommendable collection of interconnected web pages that serve as an informal introduction to general relativity. While some mathematics is used, the focus is on the key ideas. By John Baez (University of California at Riverside).

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General Relativity

http://people.maths.ox.ac.uk/~nwoodh/gr/

Lecture notes and problem sheets for a course taught by N.M.J. Woodhouse at Oxford University in 2003.

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FX2/H97: General Relativity

http://www.asu.cas.cz/~had/gr.html

Lecture notes for the course on general relativity held in 1997 at the Physics Institute of NTNU, Trondheim by Petr Hadrava (the lecture notes themselves are Postscript files).

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A Short Course on General Relativity

http://www.ucolick.org/~burke/class/grclass.ps

A graduate level course which includes weak field theory, gravitational waves, radiation damping, cosmology, the Friedmann and Lemaitre dusts, singularities, black holes, the Schwarzschild metric and Kruskal's extension of it. This is a single postscript document.

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