Chevron Left
Volver a Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity

Opiniones y comentarios de aprendices correspondientes a Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity por parte de Universidad de Stanford

2,739 calificaciones

Acerca del Curso

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!)....

Principales reseñas


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.

Filtrar por:

626 - 650 de 944 revisiones para Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity

por Mayank S

3 de sep. de 2020

Best beginner course to know about relativity and in turn understand Einstein

por Alejandro P

7 de may. de 2018

Muy interesante el curso, además, las explicaciones muy claras. Curso genial.

por Robert B

29 de ago. de 2017

Very clear and understandable from an algebraic math background. Thank You!!

por Anton B

11 de ago. de 2017

I never knew I would understand the Special Theory of Relativity. Until now!

por Nishant S

18 de jul. de 2021

excellent course ,I have got many idea through this course about relativity

por E D S

24 de may. de 2020

Very professional presentation. Arranged for easy understanding. Well done.

por Wiktor J

20 de sep. de 2018

Great course, gave me a really good understanding of this wonderful theory.

por Christopher B

5 de dic. de 2017

On week 2, LOVING this so far! I will get this certificate, I am confident.

por 18-uph-210 A K

18 de jul. de 2020

Awesome methodology for teaching students not even from science background

por Fabio C

13 de jun. de 2020

Excellent choice for a beginner on this matter. Clear, insightful, course.

por Venkataramana K

12 de ago. de 2019

This course really help me to satisfy my quest to understand time dilation

por Marco Q

25 de sep. de 2017

Excellent course, It lets You understand clearly the strange nature works.

por Steven R

11 de sep. de 2021

Excellent instructor who generated a great deal of enthusiasm for course

por Alan L

24 de may. de 2020

Concepts all very clearly explained. Diagram and notes were very helpful.

por Helena H

2 de jul. de 2018

Except from the slow pace of teaching, everything is clearly illustrated!

por Ramon F

25 de abr. de 2021

It was such an interesting experience to learn the theory of relativity


28 de jun. de 2020

Most complicated things explained so easily. A true mind changer course.

por Aishik B

4 de dic. de 2016

A very useful insight into Einstein and his Special Theory of Relativity

por malavika s

12 de feb. de 2017

Very well paced, with very clear explanations and interesting insights.


19 de feb. de 2022

This course has broaden my view regarding understanding of Universe .

por Sonuraj H D

10 de sep. de 2020

This great explation course that should work in daily life of physics.

por Paul V

30 de ago. de 2018

Right now I understand what Dr. Einstein is talking about. Hats off to

por Neoprana S

25 de abr. de 2017

I have never felt so enthusiastic to study anything in my entire life!

por Chavarria G

28 de nov. de 2020

So easy to understand, thank you very much. I enjoy the explanations.

por Pahul K

20 de jun. de 2020

Best leactures i have ever attended in my life.

Thank you so much sir.