
 Relativity, Gravitation, and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction (Oxford Master Series in Physics) by TaPei Cheng, ISBN: ... (Site not responding. Last check: 20071022) 
  There are plenty of graduate textbooks on general relativity, points out Cheng (physics, U. of Missouri), and plenty of popular works describing in for lay readers. 
  Students are expected to have the usual mathematics at the calculus level, some familiarity with matrices, and the physics of mechanics and electromagnetism including differential equations of Maxwell's theory. 
  Mathematical accessibility, together with the various pedagogical devices (e.g., workedout solutions of chapterend problems), make it practical for interested readers to use the book to study general relativity and cosmology on their own. 
 www.campusi.com /isbn_0198529562.htm (667 words) 
