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**Gravity basics:**Equivalence principles; relationship of inertia and gravity.**Classical scalar, tensor, and vector theories:**Gravity in flat space-time.**Connections, metrics, geodesic equation:**Coordinates in curved space-time; free-fall trajectories of particles and photons.**Tensors:**Parallel transport, covariance; geometrical objects and derivatives.**Stress tensor:**Fluids; models of mass-energy in GR.**Curvature tensor, field equation:**How mass-energy curves space-time.**Spherically symmetric solutions:**Classical tests, Schwarzschild metric, black holes, solar system predictions.**Gravitomagnetic solutions:**Weak-field limit, dragging of inertial frames.**Gravitational radiation:**Properties, astrophysical sources, detectors.

This outline is representative only, and is likely to change from instructor to instructor and from year to year.