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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.


8 de dic. de 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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por Taran R

13 de may. de 2018

Very thorough and incredibly well-explained. I would love a GR course taught by the same professor!

por Prasanna K R G

25 de abr. de 2017

Very well thought syllabus and the professor really taught it well. The handouts are simply awesome

por Miguel Á G M

11 de ene. de 2021

I learnt a lot with this course and this motived me to continue study the theory of the relativity

por tj

29 de ago. de 2020

Very good for understanding the basics of special relativity and learning some scientific history.

por Dennis B

19 de jun. de 2020

Excellent,Detailed,Interesting ,Testing with Problems c/w solutions reinforced learning experience

por Scala D

14 de may. de 2020

Excellent! Clearly explained, good pace, not too fast, nor too slow. A lot of examples! very good!

por Johnny M

31 de mar. de 2020

My struggle to understand was a wonderful experience. Inspired to keep learning. Thank you, Larry!


16 de oct. de 2018

really interesting, you get to know about many universe facts, it is like a science fiction movie.

por Shreyanshu J

20 de sep. de 2021

I enjoyed this course alot , helped me revise a topics and increased my critical thinking ability


2 de ago. de 2020

Delicately designed course, the joy of learning has motivated to explore more courses on physics.

por Atheek A

19 de jun. de 2020

Impressive course!

A more in-depth experience may have been more interesting!

Thank you very much!

por Jibran B

26 de jul. de 2019

The course is fantastic. .I enjoyed it a lot but some animations should be shown during lectures.

por Emmanuel R

22 de jul. de 2019

Awesome course by a true teacher that not just explains, but leads you to the real understanding.

por Alfonso L

26 de dic. de 2017

Excelent! everything is perefectly well explained and the bases of the Einstein's theory is clear


19 de ago. de 2020

As said by Einstein... Struggle hard to understand.

But once we understand, nothing gonna be hard

por Steve W

19 de jul. de 2020

Taught in a relatively :) easy to understand fashion that put lots of concepts into perspective.

por Joaquín M L

5 de jul. de 2018

Great in contents and rhythm. Using just a board! English easy to follow for no-native speakers.

por Ishaan M

18 de feb. de 2018

It is one of the best courses on courser. I enjoyed it a lot as well as learned some new things.

por alexander g

14 de ene. de 2018

Great course! very well organised and the teacher does a really good job at explaining concepts.

por Enam H

26 de jun. de 2022

A thoroughly enjoyable course! This was my first course on Coursera, and I absolutely loved it!

por Marroux

28 de may. de 2022

Perfect course. The explanations are clear and the speaker knows how to make the course lively.

por Nur H

6 de mar. de 2021

I really like how Randles describes. very helpful to understand this course. Thank you so much.

por Alexander L

7 de ago. de 2018

There is certainly more to Einstein than merely his theories of special and general relativity.

por Philippe R

26 de may. de 2017

Very nice introduction to Einsteins work and the theory of relativity. I can only recommend it.

por Wissal B

11 de may. de 2022

C'était une très grande opportunité d'approfondir les connaissances en relativité restreinte !