AAPT - Teaching General
Relativity, Syracuse, NY - 07/2006
Lessons on Teaching Undergraduate GR |
Lessons Learned
Undergraduates need
1. more linear algebra emphasizing linear transformations,
the spectral theorem and applications
2. more exposure to using approximations based on
binomial expansions
3. more geometric insight
4. more exposure to indexed quantities
5. more practice doing homework in physics classes
6. lessons on how to read physics and mathematics texts
7. to learn how to transfer knowledge between courses
Russell L. Herman, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 07/2006
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