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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 Vedika L

7 de dic. de 2016

Amazing course, but the videos can be shorter as same concepts are explained more than once.

por Michael F

17 de ago. de 2017

Great course, I now know the Special Theory of Relativity well enough to teach it to others!

por 韩梓桦

24 de jul. de 2017

these lectures are very good and contain lots of details that I cannot read in my textbook,!

por Arjun K

26 de may. de 2021

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

por Juan C V O

14 de sep. de 2019

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

por Jennifer S

18 de mar. de 2017

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

por Oleksii K

2 de oct. de 2017

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

por Darius K

30 de abr. de 2017

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

por Hassaan A

24 de ene. de 2022

Covers a very wide range of topics in a very well put together and understandable manner.

por Michael M

3 de jun. de 2020

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

por Michael R

7 de ene. de 2018

I did not know physics could be so easy.

A really great course but the lecturer is better.

por Rodolfo N

30 de ene. de 2020

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

por Daniel P S d S

22 de mar. de 2018

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

por shubham m

18 de oct. de 2017

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

por Pierre M

21 de jun. de 2020

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

por Chamara N S

5 de sep. de 2018

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

por Rene G

23 de may. de 2018

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

Extremely gifted teacher

por Anton G

23 de feb. de 2017

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

por Adesh P

23 de sep. de 2017

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

por GIRI S S

11 de ene. de 2020

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

por Brett W

20 de ene. de 2019

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

por Marc F

27 de abr. de 2020

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

por Jose S

10 de dic. de 2016

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

por B H C

4 de feb. de 2020

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