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    Can someone suggest me , what mathematics should I master to understand genral relatvity properly?
    Thnx
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    Eeeeee.

    Look up the Kerr Metric.

    That kind of maths.
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    Most of the equations are just algebraic. What you must master is the concept itself.
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    Tensors.
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    (Original post by TableChair)
    Tensors.
    Do you think studying set theory would help me in anyway?
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    (Original post by rbnphlp)
    Do you think studying set theory would help me in anyway?
    No, I can't think of any way that it's even related to GR.
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    (Original post by TableChair)
    No, I can't think of any way that it's even related to GR.
    ok thanks , I will start working on tensors.
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    (Original post by TableChair)
    Tensors.
    this
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    (Original post by rbnphlp)
    ok thanks , I will start working on tensors.
    What level of maths are you up to already? Because to understand tensors you're going to have to have had quite a lot of experience with vectors, matrices, transformations between coordinate systems and partial differentiation.
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    (Original post by TableChair)
    What level of maths are you up to already? Because to understand tensors you're going to have to have had quite a lot of experience with vectors, matrices, transformations between coordinate systems and partial differentiation.
    Well i finished my A level in maths and have done AS level Further maths f, but I do read quite a bit alot of maths related books and have a vague idea of general relativity.
    I have done vectors and matrices but as you can imagine basic stuff. So i better start reading up those stuff.
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    (Original post by rbnphlp)
    Can someone suggest me , what mathematics should I master to understand genral relatvity properly?
    Thnx
    Tensor calculus. Good luck with that. I did it in my third year of a physics degree and I still didn't master it properly.
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    The theory of relativity is a theory you only tell your relatives so shush
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    Depends on which relativity.
    SR is a piece of piss. You need to learn basic algebra.
    GR is a completely different beast. In which case, you want to learn Tensor Calculus, which prerequisites for include Einstein notation, Non-Euclidean geometry, prerequisite for which include vector calculus and SR.
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    Calculus of Variations would also help
 
 
 

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