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TLDR: What are the quintessential pieces of Classical Mechanics and E&M that are necessary to begin to tackle GR?

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TLDR: What are the quintessential pieces of Classical Mechanics and E&M that are necessary to begin to tackle GR?

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I would suggest at least...

- Euler-Lagrange equations

- planetary orbits

- Maxwell Equations (in terms of E and B in vector and [spatial-]tensor calculus notation, and in terms of the Field Tensor)

- wave equation

- develop a comfort with tensor notation

- tensor/vector calculus using rectangular, cylindrical, and spherical coordinates

- would be nice to derive the Maxwell Equations from the Euler-Lagrange equations

- develop some geometrical intuition along with the tensor notation

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