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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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BH
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.

JJ
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

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von Sonuraj H D

10. Sep. 2020

This great explation course that should work in daily life of physics.

von Paul V

30. Aug. 2018

Right now I understand what Dr. Einstein is talking about. Hats off to

von Neoprana S

25. Apr. 2017

I have never felt so enthusiastic to study anything in my entire life!

von Chavarria G

28. Nov. 2020

So easy to understand, thank you very much. I enjoy the explanations.

von Pahul K

20. Juni 2020

Best leactures i have ever attended in my life.

Thank you so much sir.

von Lucia R M

8. Nov. 2018

larry was a great teacher and i really enjoyed this course! thank you

von Manav S

6. Apr. 2021

it is a excellent course to start your dive in theory of relativity

von Prabhanjan T

13. Juni 2018

Awesome course. Anyone interested in Special Relativity must do it.

von Rafid B

17. Sep. 2020

This course is wonderful, and the teacher is excellent. Thank you!

von angelo z

16. Juni 2020

"the struggle to understand can be an ennobling experience" (cit.)

von Rahul M

5. Juli 2019

superb course from a professor who makes such a tough topic simple

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.