
American Association of Physics Teachers 

Tom
Moore's TALK
p. 6 Teaching General Relativity with Tensors from the AAPT Topical Workshop: Teaching General Relativity to Undergraduates Syracuse University, July 2021, 2006 
The graphics from Moore's talk are here in six web pages. Click on the indicated subject to go to the relevant page. pg. 1 Moore described teaching GR with tensors. He presents a list of notable teachers of GR whose work influenced him. He contrasts two approaches: 1) math first then physics and the problems of this approach. pg. 2 2) physics first and then the math and the problems of this approach. There is a third way: Use physics to motivate the math; then develop math and extend the physics. He offers a syllabus for this third way. pg. 3
How do you make this third way succeed? He offers
seven ways: pg. 4 Moore offers
his version of KISS for studying tensors. pg. 5 pg. 6 Teach tensors to provide a good foundation to students for understanding GR's big picture. Moore's book aspires to embody the principles he advocates
