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- Diagrams from my lectures.
- Hubble diagram.
- Hubble diagram of high redshift supernovae.
- Geometry.
- Cosmic Microwave Background.
- Big Bang Nucleosynthesis.
- Galaxy clustering.
- Max Tegmark's cosmological parameter movies (click on a parameter to make it change).
- My notes on Classical Statistical Mechanics of Ideal Gases.
- Neil Ashby's metric.nb Mathematica notebook will compute Christoffel symbols, Riemann, Ricci, and Einstein tensors for any metric you specify.
- Matthias Blau's Lecture Notes on General Relativity. The notes do not cover special relativity, and do not get as far as rotating black holes (the Kerr metric). However, Blau does an incomparable job of exploring the various subtle features of general relativity from many complementary points of view. If you ask yourself, for example, why does the Riemann tensor have the symmetries it has, Blau will give you not one but several answers, among which you will probably find an answer that fits the deep question you had in mind. Ideal for the graduate student seeking to learn and to understand GR.

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