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Articles from AAPT Journals, edited by David Wolfe


The Special Theory of Relativity
Richard P. Feynman
Phys. Teach. 2 , 151 (1964) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2350764

On Experimental Tests of the General Theory of Relativity
L. I. Schiff
Am. J. Phys. 28 , 340 (1960) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1935800

Precession Tests of General Relativity—Source Theory Derivations
Julian Schwinger
Am. J. Phys. 42 , 507 (1974) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1987763

Einstein and general relativity: Historical perspectives
S. Chandrasekhar
Am. J. Phys. 47, 212 (1979); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.11666

An elementary formalism for general relativity
Andrea A. diSessa
Am. J. Phys. 49, 401 (1981); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12687

General relativity primer
Richard H. Price
Am. J. Phys. 50, 300 (1982); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.12853

General relativity, black holes, and cosmology: A course for nonscientists
Thomas A. Roman
Am. J. Phys. 54, 144 (1986); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.14711

Wormholes in spacetime and their use for interstellar travel: A tool for teaching general relativity
Michael S. Morris and Kip S. Thorne
Am. J. Phys. 56, 395 (1988); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.15620

Spectral shifts in general relativity
Jayant V. Narlikar
Am. J. Phys. 62, 903 (1994); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17679

General relativity before special relativity: An unconventional overview of relativity theory
Wolfgang Rindler
Am. J. Phys. 62 , 887 (1994) ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.17734

Gyroscope precession and general relativity
Barry R. Holstein
Am. J. Phys. 69, 1248 (2001); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1407251

Deflection of light to second order: A tool for illustrating principles of general relativity
Jeremiah Bodenner and Clifford M. Will
Am. J. Phys. 71, 770 (2003); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.1570416

General relativity in the undergraduate physics curriculum
James B. Hartle
Am. J. Phys. 74, 14 (2006); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2110581

An intuitive approach to inertial forces and the centrifugal force paradox in general relativity
Rickard M. Jonsson
Am. J. Phys. 74, 905 (2006); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.2198880

When action is not least for orbits in general relativity
C. G. Gray and Eric Poisson
Am. J. Phys. 79, 43 (2011); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.3488986

Visualizing Interstellar's Wormhole
Oliver James, Eugénie von Tunzelmann, Paul Franklin and Kip S. Thorne
Am. J. Phys. 83, 486 (2015); http://dx.doi.org/10.1119/1.4916949