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A No-Nonsense Introduction to General Relativity

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A No-Nonsense Introduction to General Relativity
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Number of pages: 24

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General relativity has a reputation of being extremely difficult. This introduction is a very pragmatic affair, intended to give you some immediate feel for the language of General Relativity. It does not substitute for a deep understanding -- that takes more work.

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