AAPT - Teaching General Relativity, Syracuse, NY - 07/2006                         Lessons on Teaching Undergraduate GR

General Relativity
Geometry on a Sphere
Special Relativity
Four Vectors
Dynamics
Principle of Equivalence
Newtonian Gravity
Metrics
Light Cones
Local Inertial Frames
Curved Spacetime
Geodesic Equation
Symmetries and Conservation Laws
Schwarschild Solution
Gravitational Redshift
Perihelion Shift
Black Holes
Cosmology
Einsteins Equation
Prerequisites: Multivariate Calculus, Classical Mechanics, Modern Physics, Jr-Sr Standing.
Text: J. B. Hartle, Gravity: An Introduction to Einstein's General Relativity, Addison-Wesley,
2003.
Russell L. Herman, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 07/2006
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