20101108, 14:49  #12  
Nov 2003
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to tell someone that they lack the math background needed to study physics (beyond the secondary school level). I made no judgment about the person's character. I gave no insult. I simply said that he lacks the math to study relativity and I gave some elementary examples of the kinds of math that one needs to know. 

20101108, 14:49  #13 
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basically I don't know which one is accurate as i don't see the formula from one in the other so i don't know which is better for me to start at I stopped taking physics on teacher suggestion because i kept on losing my homework/ forgetting to do it. we got as far as d=v_{i}t + .5*a*t^2 but I'm willing to learn more.

20101108, 15:48  #14  
"Lucan"
Dec 2006
England
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fully formulated and published GR. The point is that the "notion" of relativity is a strong incentive to study the maths you cited. David 

20101108, 15:51  #15 
"Lucan"
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England
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20101108, 16:38  #17  
Aug 2004
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is a good place to start, but Bob S. is correct that you need a lot of mathematical background to really understand relativity, especially general relativity. Chris 

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20101108, 17:19  #19 
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20101108, 17:31  #21  
Nov 2003
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(e.g. the Ricci tensor to name one) on Riemann surfaces. This is most definitely NOT an elementary topic. 

20101108, 17:37  #22 
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