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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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22 de jun. de 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.


21 de mar. de 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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por Ali C g

23 de may. de 2017

it is a great course. Thank you!

por yiyi y

4 de oct. de 2016

Great course, awesome instructor

por Marcel W

9 de mar. de 2018

Great Intro to Einsteins ideas.

por Harold N

27 de feb. de 2018

Very clear and well presented.

por Hight P

14 de oct. de 2016

it is really amazing and fun !

por Kathleen R

6 de abr. de 2022

the instructor was excellent!

por António R

24 de ene. de 2021

Great course, well explained.

por Sean G

16 de ene. de 2019



24 de ene. de 2017

A great exercise in thinking.

por Xiaoyuan C

16 de dic. de 2020

Fabulous beyond my language!

por Joergen B

5 de nov. de 2018

Best course I ever attended.

por Tahsin A

18 de feb. de 2021

Wonderful course, loved it!

por Ana L

29 de nov. de 2016


por David Z

28 de nov. de 2021

Everything was wonderful.

por Souradeep D

7 de jul. de 2020

This course is wonderful.

por 董博文

20 de ene. de 2020



16 de ene. de 2018

Wonderful and really hard

por sushant s

12 de ago. de 2017

Amazing . time is suspect

por Mark C

15 de jun. de 2017

Very well conduct course.

por Alok O

11 de ene. de 2017

Classic style of teaching

por Boguslaw M

12 de feb. de 2022

Great course. Thank you!

por tugay a

2 de jun. de 2019

That's amazing course...

por Som D

9 de sep. de 2018

the course was very easy

por Amol D

12 de sep. de 2020

Very very strong course

por Sanduke E

11 de sep. de 2019

A course for everybody!