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Teaching General Relativity to Undergraduates
Jul 21, 2006
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Friday morning talks will consider motivating students to understand the physics of relativity, and student understanding and misunderstanding of important concepts in general relativity.


9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Friday Morning
This session will cover student-related issues in General Relativity
Rai Weiss will discuss experiments and observations that motivate students
Stamatis Vokos will discuss student understanding and misunderstanding of important concepts in relativity

Presenter: Rainer Weiss
Presenter: Stamatis Vokos
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Discussions and Posters
During this time there will be reports, poster discussions, and lunch
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Break Out 3
This Break Out Session will refine the syllabi and problems, suggest FAQ's, and work with the email list for the three approaches to teaching General Relativity
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reports and Wrap-up
Each Break Out group will report on their work. There will also be assignments for follow-up work, including installing a wiki, moderating the list serve, edit materials for publication, answering FAQ's, and advising conference attendees.