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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!)....


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.

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.

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von Arjun K

26. Mai 2021

Very precise and thorough yet simple explanation of Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity

von Juan C V O

14. Sep. 2019

Excelent course, easy explanations for complicated arguments. The quizes were very helpful

von Jennifer S

18. März 2017

Excellent Course!! The instructor took abstruse concepts and made them accessible and fun!

von Oleksii K

2. Okt. 2017

Very interesting course. It gave me a basic understanding of Special theory of relativity.

von Darius K

30. Apr. 2017

Fantastic course that is designed for anyone with at least basic knowledge of mathematics.

von Michael M

3. Juni 2020

This is a wonderful introduction to the Special Theory. Very well prepared and delivered.

von Michael R

7. Jan. 2018

I did not know physics could be so easy.

A really great course but the lecturer is better.

von Rodolfo N

30. Jan. 2020

Great course! Finally understood how to interpret the principles of Special Relativity.

von Daniel P S d S

22. März 2018

The teacher is great. He explains all the concepts very well. It was a wonderful course.

von shubham m

18. Okt. 2017

Very well taught and will definitely increase viewer's interest in theoretical physics.

von Pierre M

21. Juni 2020

Very detailed content and many examples. I learned a lot in an always entertaining way.

von Chamara N S

5. Sep. 2018

Great to begin to learn special theory of relativity. Love the way of everything flows.

von Rene G

23. Mai 2018

second time in my life I had a course at this level of clarity.

Extremely gifted teacher

von Anton G

23. Feb. 2017

great course.just enough math .repition of key points really helped.will miss it.thanks

von Adesh P

23. Sep. 2017

Although the lectures get a bit repetitive, the course is still awesome! Thanks a lot!

von GIRI S S

11. Jan. 2020

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity.

von Brett W

20. Jan. 2019

Sometimes a little too thorough on the explanations, but overall an excellent course.

von Marc F

27. Apr. 2020

Un cours clair, précis qui permet de comprendre intimement les bases de la théorie.

von Jose S

10. Dez. 2016

An experience of discovery into the perspective of 1905, and the path of reasoning.

von B H C

4. Feb. 2020

Very well done, and reasonable amount of information delivered at the right pace.

von Paul G P

28. Juni 2020

Great introduction to Special Theory of Relativity. Challenging yet accessible.

von Frank V M

24. Feb. 2017

This course goes straight to the point. Now I have a better understanding of STR

von Maryam A

29. Aug. 2021

An excellent introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity and so much more!

von Mike G

19. Sep. 2020

Very interesting course which gave me some interesting insights into the topic.