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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!)....

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AP
11. Aug. 2020

It was wonderful experience to know the special theory of relativity from Larry, who has presented the course in very simple way to understand. Thanks a lot to Larry for providing such a good session.

SS
8. Dez. 2019

Almost anyone can learn about the special theory of relativity from these lectures. I actually can't believe that I studied from a professor who teaches in the USA and in so simple way. I am grateful.

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von Rakesh K j

29. Sep. 2021

great course

von ANG Y K C

22. Juni 2020

Exceptional.

von Andrey M

24. Juni 2019

Outstanding.

von Garth E

21. März 2019

Great couse!

von Koray U E

23. Jan. 2019

Thanks a lot

von Daniel U

27. Aug. 2017

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von Sevinc O

29. Nov. 2021

e​xcellent!

von Daniel B

22. Aug. 2018

Very good !

von Stephan K

12. Dez. 2017

A thourough

von Punya P S

21. Feb. 2017

i love this

von Vardhan S

8. Feb. 2017

Exceptional

von Alex Z

22. Dez. 2020

Very good.

von Shamit S

20. Juli 2020

Amazing!!!

von Elyor

10. Aug. 2019

thank you!

von Tomo V

1. Nov. 2017

Excellent!

von Marco W

17. Aug. 2017

Fantastic!

von Vishwas D

12. Aug. 2021

Brilliant

von Milla M V

8. Aug. 2021

Loved it!

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3. Juni 2020

Noice!!!!

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1. Apr. 2019

Excellent

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23. Feb. 2019

Very Nice

von Zhiyang H

22. Dez. 2018

excellent

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16. Dez. 2017

Awesome!

von Lotus T

7. Juni 2021

G​reat!

von Felix H M M

19. Okt. 2020

AWESOME