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The ToC for the book is here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/semi-riemannian-geometry-stephen-c-newman/1133040658

My purpose is to get an idea about the mathematical underpinnings of intermediate-level GR. It would be incredibly helpful to me if people familiar with GR here can give me an idea on which topics I can skip and which ones are critical.

For example, I know that ch 1-6, ch 9, ch 10, ch 14-15, ch 18-19 are essential. And I think that ch 11-13 can be skipped since their purpose seems to be to give a concrete foundation for more abstract intrinsic differential geometry concepts, but I'm comfortable with starting out from abstract concepts. About the rest of the chapters, I'm not sure. Would appreciate your views on this!