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In this course we will seek to “understand Einstein,” especially focusing on the special theory of relativity that Albert Einstein, as a twenty-six year old patent clerk, introduced in his “miracle year” of 1905. Our goal will be to go behind the myth-making and beyond the popularized presentations of relativity in order to gain a deeper understanding of both Einstein the person and the concepts, predictions, and strange paradoxes of his theory. Some of the questions we will address include: How did Einstein come up with his ideas? What was the nature of his genius? What is the meaning of relativity? What’s “special” about the special theory of relativity? Why did the theory initially seem to be dead on arrival? What does it mean to say that time is the “fourth dimension”? Can time actually run more slowly for one person than another, and the size of things change depending on their velocity? Is time travel possible, and if so, how? Why can’t things travel faster than the speed of light? Is it possible to travel to the center of the galaxy and return in one lifetime? Is there any evidence that definitively confirms the theory, or is it mainly speculation? Why didn’t Einstein win the Nobel Prize for the theory of relativity? About the instructor: Dr. Larry Lagerstrom is the Director of Academic Programs at Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development, which offers graduate certificates in subjects such as artificial intelligence, cyber security, data mining, nanotechnology, innovation, and management science. He holds degrees in physics, mathematics, and the history of science, has published a book and a TED Ed video on "Young Einstein: From the Doxerl Affair to the Miracle Year," and has had over 30,000 students worldwide enroll in his online course on the special theory of relativity (this course!)....



21. März 2020

Thanks for helping me understand the Special Theory of Relativity, covered a lot of ground but repeated it so it really could sink in. Like your style and want to thank you for your assistance. Thanks


22. Juni 2017

This course is very comprehensive and well prepared material for understanding the Special Theory of Relativity. Larry (the instructor) is very expert and has broad knowledge in explaining the course.

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von Kantaphat P

28. Aug. 2018

Very thoughtful and interesting. Also not very hard to understand.

von Daniel B

24. Juni 2018

Great course that was really interesting and thoroughly explained.

von Luisa M A

5. Apr. 2018

Excellent to make a sense and appreciate the beauty of this theory

von Emily d B

19. Juni 2017

Very well taught! Clear explanations and very interesting subject.

von Dalius G

3. Mai 2018

Simple, objective, informative. Amazing course, thanks Coursera !

von 송준현

4. Juli 2021

It is a great lecture. Highly recommendable introductory course.

von Jaime D S O

10. Aug. 2020

The course was very good and the teacher was very clear, thanks!

von Timothy H

3. Juli 2018

Really informative and mostly simplified for most to understand.

von Amir E

13. März 2018

This was an exceptional experience. Thank you, Prof. Lagerstrom!

von William M

3. Jan. 2018

this is an excellent and interesting introduction to the subject

von Alexandros P

3. Jan. 2019

Excellent course. Very well structured and stimulating content.

von Fabio P

23. Jan. 2018

Excellent, these important concepts finally seem to make sense.

von Ingeborg B

4. Jan. 2017

This is a very good course! any thanks to professor Lagerstrom.

von Alejandro L

31. Aug. 2021

With special gratitude to Prof. Randles Lagerstrom. Brilliant.

von Massimo B

7. Mai 2020

Very well explained course, thank's to Prof. Larry Lagerstrom.

von José J B d M

20. Nov. 2017

It very well explained by profesor Lagerstrom. Congatulations!

von saadhvik a

7. Okt. 2017

The course was an enriching experience that truly ennobled me!

von Shaya S

12. Sep. 2017

quite slow, but makes it super easy to understand, i loved it!

von Guillaume B

8. März 2019

Amazing course!!! Thanks a lot! Wonderful course and teacher!

von Rasith T T

11. Sep. 2018

Wonderful Introductory Course which seek to Study. Thank you.

von Ayman Z

29. Jan. 2018

Perfect in every aspect, Thank you for this excellent course.

von Affan M

23. Juni 2017

This is the best course on special relativity for a beginner.

von P K

30. Dez. 2016

Excellent course. Excellent instructor. Well worth the time!

von TM

19. Okt. 2022

Very talented teacher and great subject matter. Super fun!

von Li M

14. Mai 2019

A very good introductory course to the theory of relativity.