AAPT - Teaching General Relativity, Syracuse, NY - 07/2006                         Lessons on Teaching Undergraduate GR

Lessons on Teaching Undergraduate General Relativity

and Differential Geometry Courses

Russell L. Herman and Gabriel Lugo
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington, NC
Abstract
We describe the course content and lessons learned teaching simultaneously offered
courses to undergraduate physics and mathematics majors. A subset of students took both
courses. The general relativity course was offered in the physics curriculum and focused more
on the physics with standard mathematics prerequisites. The differential geometry course was
aimed at the geometry of curves and surfaces ending with a study Cartan's equations and
applications to computing curvatures in general relativity.
Contact: hermanr@uncw.edu, http://people.uncw.edu/hermanr/   
                 Russell L. Herman, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 07/2006
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