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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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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 Zafira B

8. Okt. 2020

Thank you very much.

von Andres G

10. Dez. 2017

Excelent, very clear

von abhijit c

17. Feb. 2017

I loved this course.

von Donghyun K

5. Nov. 2020

Very well explained

von Jeffrey H

23. Juli 2017

Outstanding course!

von denis l

13. Nov. 2016

Really appreciated!

von Belkacem E

24. Okt. 2020

Fantastic journey!

von Рогалев А В

29. Apr. 2018

Very interesting !

von Daniel M P

3. Nov. 2017

Amazing experience

von Minh N

18. Aug. 2017

One word: awesome!

von Rauhit K

9. Sep. 2021

Truly insightful.

von Larry A A

2. März 2021

Excellent lecture

von Dan F

1. Feb. 2021

Great course!!!!!

von Veena R

8. Okt. 2020

Excellent course.

von Tejas p

19. Sep. 2020

Incredible course

von Federica L M

26. Juni 2020

BEST TEACHER EVER

von Justin H

16. Juni 2020

Very interesting.

von Walid H

27. Feb. 2018

Excellent course.

von Per-Erik R

6. Sep. 2017

Fantastic teacher

von Abdur R B

6. Aug. 2017

Excellent course!

von siva r

11. Juli 2021

Wonderful course

von Sriram R

27. Aug. 2018

very nice course

von Luis W

31. Mai 2018

Very interesting

von Victoria L

13. Okt. 2017

Superb teaching.

von Santiago C P

17. Juli 2017

Excellent course