### Annotated Bibliography

- Edwin F. Taylor and John Archibald Wheeler,
**Exploring Black Holes**, Addison Wesley Longman, 2000.*An elementary introduction to the relativity of black holes, using line elements. Not easy to read, but worth it.* - James B. Hartle,
**Gravity**, Addison Wesley, 2003.*An “examples first” introduction to general relativity, discussing applications of Einstein's equations before presenting the mathematics behind the equations.* - Ray d'Inverno,
**Introducing Einstein's relativity**, Oxford University Press, 1991.*An excellent introduction to general relativity, which also covers some topics not usually seen in introductory texts.* - David McMahon,
**Relativity Demystified**, McGraw Hill, 2006.*An abridged treatment of relativity, containing a remarkably complete collection of formulas and topics, without much derivation. A useful reference.* - Sean Carroll,
**Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity**, Addison Wesley, 2004.*An excellent traditional but somewhat sophisticated introduction to general relativity.* - Bernard F. Schutz,
**A First Course In General Relativity**, Cambridge University Press, 1985.*A good, easy introduction to the basics of both tensors and general relativity.* - Charles W. Misner, Kip S. Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler,
**Gravitation**, Freeman, San Fransisco, 1973.*The physicist's bible of general relativity. Exhaustively complete.* - Robert M. Wald,
**General relativity**, University of Chicago Press, 1984.*The best available introduction to general relativity for advanced students, but uses sophisticated notation (which has become the standard for researchers in the field).* - Rainer K. Sachs,
**General relativity for mathematicians**, Springer, New York, 1977.*A very pure mathematical treatment of general relativity. Requires a strong background in differential geometry.*