An Essay on General Relativity

Overview of the basic ideas and principal applications of general relativity. Written by John L. Safko for students in the self-paced astronomy courses at the University of South Carolina in 1997.

http://astro.physics.sc.edu/selfpacedunits/Unit57.html

Are There Any Good Books on Relativity Theory?

The Physics FAQs guide to relativity books; by Chris Hillman (with contributions by Nathan Urban). An extensive annotated list of semi-popular books, textbooks and background reading.

http://math.ucr.edu/home/baez/physics/Administrivia/rel_booklist.html

Einstein Online

Information about Einstein's theories of special and general relativity and their applications; site is hosted by the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics. Includes a simple introduction, a collection of articles ("Spotlights on relativity"), and a relativistic dictionary.

http://www.einstein-online.info/

General Relativity Simulation Contest

Attempt at a content aimed at the Internet community to write a simulation program, based on a simple algorithm incorporating the laws of general relativity, that can realistically simulate the behavior of black holes, binary stars, and the twin paradox.

http://users.telenet.be/nicvroom/contest.htm

Gravitational Waves and Black Holes: An Introduction to General Relativity

An introduction by Jan-Willem van Holten (NIKHEF, Amsterdam), based on lectures given at the University of Heidelberg in 1997.

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/9704043

Interactive Experiments in Gravity

Try an experiment that illustrates the gravitational attraction between two objects or use a Java applet to understand how orbits work in strongly curved space-time.

http://www.fourmilab.ch/gravitation/

Interactive Geometric Database

Interactive database developed by Mustapha Ishak and Kayll Lake and hosted by Queen's University; allows the user to search for specific solutions of Einstein's field equations (that is, for specific model universes of general relativity).

http://130.15.26.66/servlet/GRDB2.GRDBServlet

Introduction to General Relativity

By Gerard 't Hooft (Utrecht University); based on lectures held in 2002; a thorough introduction starting with accelerated frames and including topics such as black holes, the basics of cosmology, and gravitational radiation.

http://www.phys.uu.nl/~thooft/lectures/gr.html

Numerical Relativity: Status and Prospects

Review article by Luis Lehner about the foundations of numerical relativity and recent progress in the field; particular attention is paid to simulations of black hole spacetimes.

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0202055

Physics Bookshelf - Relativity

A collection of articles about relativity

http://www.upscale.utoronto.ca/GeneralInterest/Relativity.html

Relativity

Provides information on the history, experiments and paradoxes of relativity.

http://nobelprize.org/physics/educational/relativity/

Relativity: List of Important Equations

Page scans from the Handbook of Space Astronomy and Astrophysics giving equations and formulas for special relativity and relativistic cosmology. Includes bibliography.

http://ads.harvard.edu/books/hsaa/chap10.html

Relativity: Special, General, and Cosmological

Sample chapters from the classical textbook by Wolfgang Rindler, as part of a "limited preview" on Google Books.

http://books.google.com/books?id=fUj_LW51GfQC

Spacetime - General Relativity, Quantum Gravity, and the Existence of Time

A brief summary of Spacetime Theories at the beginning of the Third Millennium, and of the possibility that we live in an essentially atemporal universe.

http://www.ws5.com/spacetime/

Subtle is the Gravity

Review of the motivations for and basic principles of general relativity, aimed at a general audience. Written by Naresh Dadhich (IUCAA Pune), based on a lecture delivered in 2001.

http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0102009

The Physical Construction of Time

Papers by Igor Zlobin that analyze time deceleration effect as predicted by both relativity and special relativity theories. Some papers are in English and Russia, others only in Russian.

http://www.kolumbus.fi/igor.zlobin/miz.htm

Wikipedia: General Relativity Resources

Annotated list of reading material about general relativity: popular books, textbooks, books on specific topics, web courses, and websites.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_relativity_resources