The Maths of General Relativity – An Overview

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In this article we will be presenting an overview of the mathematical formulation and foundations of General Relativity. Basic objects such as the metric tensor and the connection are introduced, and given a geometric interpretation. The structure and meaning of the Einstein Field Equations will be discussed in more detail, a recipe for solving them will be presented, and the calculation of geodesics will be explained.