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Pedagogical Materials and Suggestions to Cure Misconceptions Connecting Special and General Relativity

  title={Pedagogical Materials and Suggestions to Cure Misconceptions Connecting Special and General Relativity},
  author={Ron A. Pepino and Risley W. Mabile},
  journal={arXiv: Physics Education},
Many professional physicists do not fully understand the implications of the Einstein equivalence principle of general relativity. Consequently, many are unaware of the fact that special relativity is fully capable of handling accelerated reference frames. We present results from our nationwide survey that confirm this is the case. We discuss possible origins of this misconception, then suggest new materials for educators to use while discussing the classic twin paradox example. Afterwards, we… 

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