So I recently undertook the daunting task of presenting a project on general relativity for a differential geometry course.

Does anyone have any suggestions for topic or topics to narrow it down to?

I have about a month and a half to work on this.

Reading material suggestions would also be greatly appreciated!

  • $\begingroup$ I have heard that without Riemannian geometry one can not present theory of relativity well.So perhaps start at that $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2014 at 8:58
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    $\begingroup$ What is the level of the class? i.e. how much differential geometry do you know? $\endgroup$ Mar 27, 2014 at 12:01
  • $\begingroup$ beginning graduate level, we've learned up to curves and surfaces (local) $\endgroup$
    – Blondie
    Mar 28, 2014 at 3:50

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Semi-Riemannian geometry : with applications to relativity by Barrett O'Neill

The Cauchy Problem in General Relativity by Ringstrom

On the Topology and Future Stability of the Universe by Ringstrom


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