Different circumstances require different approaches. For
a summary of suggestions formulated by various working groups of
the workshop click on
To read an article contributed by a workshop participant click
on the title at the left. Click for
To look at the graphics and a summary of a talk click on its
title at the right.
Several contributors of posters submitted them for inclusion
in these proceedings. Click on
posters to see them; or on
poster abstracts for brief
summaries of their contents.
Forty-five physics faculty from nearly
as many universities met at Syracuse University on July 20 and 21, 2006 to
share and improve ways to teach general relativity to undergraduates.
Some participants were university and college faculty who already teach or have taught general
relativity to undergraduates and some were looking for ways to introduce concepts
of general relativity into an existing physics curriculum.
the Center for Gravitational Wave
Physics at Penn State, the
American Association of Physics Teachers, and the
Syracuse University Department of Physics supported this workshop.
The publishing firms
Pearson Addison Wesley and
University Press made generous distributions of current textbooks on
Visiting experts contributed
articles (listed at left) and gave talks (listed at
gravitational radiation and LIGO, on deviations from Newtonian gravitation
and GPS, and on black holes. They particularly emphasized how to use these
topics to present important ideas of general relativity to
posters, many of which were then contributed for publication in
these online proceedings. To see these click on
The participants worked
together to describe different ways to teach general relativity
to undergraduates. They recognized that different
approaches were required for different circumstances. To see
their ideas and suggestions go to
Who spoke and about
what and when and where? -- The program; the
See list of talks at right.
Who came and from where? --
List of Participants
What were their articles? --
Look at the column at the left or visit the list of
Titles. or look at the
participants contributed what posters? -- Look at
poster abstracts. For an
index linking to posters which are part of the Proceedings go to
Who were the
Contribute your ideas -- Start a new page or add to an old
one at AAPT's wiki.