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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.

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 António R

24. Jan. 2021

Great course, well explained.

von Sean G

16. Jan. 2019



24. Jan. 2017

A great exercise in thinking.

von Xiaoyuan C

16. Dez. 2020

Fabulous beyond my language!

von Jørgen B

5. Nov. 2018

Best course I ever attended.

von Tahsin A

18. Feb. 2021

Wonderful course, loved it!

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von Souradeep D

7. Juli 2020

This course is wonderful.

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16. Jan. 2018

Wonderful and really hard

von sushant s

12. Aug. 2017

Amazing . time is suspect

von Mark C

15. Juni 2017

Very well conduct course.

von Alok O

11. Jan. 2017

Classic style of teaching

von tugay a

2. Juni 2019

That's amazing course...

von Som D

9. Sep. 2018

the course was very easy

von Amol D

12. Sep. 2020

Very very strong course

von Sanduke E

11. Sep. 2019

A course for everybody!

von Mohammadmehdi Z

16. Juli 2017

This Course was amazing

von Ricardo F P F

24. Apr. 2017

Top, easy to understand

von 簡太辰

1. Jan. 2021

fantastic experience.

von Tim O

1. Feb. 2020

Brilliantly presented

von Dominika-Olga V

23. Aug. 2019

Great course! Thanks!

von Daher N

2. Jan. 2018

genreral and complete

von Zafira B

8. Okt. 2020

Thank you very much.

von Andres G

10. Dez. 2017

Excelent, very clear