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New Contributions at Space Time Travel26 Jan 2018 10:00 GMT26 Jan 2018 10:00 GMTenNew contribution: Sector models - a toolkit for teaching general relativity:
III. Spacetime geodesics25 Apr 2018 18:00 GMT
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Sector models permit a model-based approach to the general theory of
relativity. The approach has its focus on the geometric concepts and
uses no more than elementary mathematics. This contribution shows how
to construct the paths of light and free particles on a spacetime
sector model. Radial paths close to a black hole are used by way of
example. We outline two workshops on gravitational redshift and on
vertical free fall, respectively, that we teach for undergraduate
students.
Sector models - a toolkit for teaching general relativity:
III. Spacetime geodesics.
New contribution: Sector models - a toolkit for teaching general relativity: II. Geodesics25 Apr 2018 18:00 GMT
http://www.spacetimetravel.org/news.html#58
Sector models are tools that make it possible to teach the basic
principles of the general theory of relativity without going beyond
elementary mathematics. This contribution shows how sector models can
be used to determine geodesics. We outline a workshop for high school
and undergraduate students that addresses gravitational light
deflection by means of the construction of geodesics on sector models.
Geodesics close to a black hole are used by way of example.
Sector models - a toolkit for teaching general relativity: II. Geodesics.
690. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: General Relativity as a Challenge for
Physics Education21 Mar 2018 15:00 GMT
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February 10 - 15, 2019, Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany.
Aims: The goal of the seminar
is to promote the scientific exchange of ideas and research results
on the teaching of general relativity.
The seminar will be focussed
on the secondary school and undergraduate levels.
Target audience:
Physics education researchers, physicists, and physics teachers are
invited to participate in the seminar. PhD and master students are
encouraged to apply.
WE-Heraeus-Seminar: General Relativity as a Challenge for
Physics Education.