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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 de ago. de 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.


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 Paranjay T

19 de jun. de 2020

It was a great opportunity for me to enhance my knowledge.

por Bahman A

12 de feb. de 2018

Everything was perfect. I learnt a lot here. Great Thanks.

por Jacob A

6 de jul. de 2017

Very well structured course, and the instructor is superb.

por art g

1 de jul. de 2017

great course. clear lectures which elucidate the concepts.

por Dr. J M P

22 de feb. de 2022

Great Course! Fantastic presentation of the key concepts!

por Howard L

21 de ene. de 2022

It is a fantastic course for a beginner who loves physics

por xavier H

13 de ago. de 2021

This course is very progressive and pedogically very good

por Deleted A

26 de jun. de 2020

it´s a very good course, you just need basic math notions

por Alberto V C G

23 de abr. de 2021

Extraordinary course. Very well explained, step by step.

por Sébastien T

3 de abr. de 2021

I found the professor extremely pedagogical, thank you!

por Hyunbin Y

5 de dic. de 2020

Thanks for teaching easily Special theory of relativity

por roger

5 de jul. de 2019

Very simple math. Very clear description of the theory.

por Jeffrey G P

26 de ago. de 2018

This was a very well explained and demonstrated course.

por Tharun K

17 de sep. de 2021


por John S

14 de oct. de 2020

This was a very informative, very well thought course.

por Vassileios V

19 de ene. de 2017

Really enjoyed the course from begging up to the end!!

por Alex R

26 de nov. de 2020

Great intro, very approachable and easy to understand

por John M

8 de nov. de 2020

Very interesting. Starts from nothing and builds well

por Nay W L

24 de may. de 2020

Very nice course. A very ennobling experience indeed.

por sdoamy

17 de abr. de 2018

Very helpful for me to prepare for the next semester.

por Mariana K S

1 de ago. de 2017

Great course! The materia is covered in great depth.

por Hamza I

13 de sep. de 2020

A very comprehensive and a well thought-out course.

por Peter H

15 de abr. de 2020

Superb course and a superb lecturer. Thanks so much

por Candice M

23 de ago. de 2021

Great teacher, I loved learning about this course.

por Nana H

26 de nov. de 2020

Easy to understand and very motivating. Thank you!