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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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Jun 23, 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.


Dec 09, 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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par luisa m a

Apr 05, 2018

Excellent to make a sense and appreciate the beauty of this theory

par Emily d B

Jun 20, 2017

Very well taught! Clear explanations and very interesting subject.

par Dalius G

May 03, 2018

Simple, objective, informative. Amazing course, thanks Coursera !

par Timothy H

Jul 03, 2018

Really informative and mostly simplified for most to understand.

par Amir E

Mar 13, 2018

This was an exceptional experience. Thank you, Prof. Lagerstrom!

par William M

Jan 03, 2018

this is an excellent and interesting introduction to the subject

par Alexandros P

Jan 04, 2019

Excellent course. Very well structured and stimulating content.

par Fabio P

Jan 23, 2018

Excellent, these important concepts finally seem to make sense.

par Ingeborg B

Jan 04, 2017

This is a very good course! any thanks to professor Lagerstrom.

par José J B d M

Nov 20, 2017

It very well explained by profesor Lagerstrom. Congatulations!

par saadhvik a

Oct 07, 2017

The course was an enriching experience that truly ennobled me!

par Shaya S

Sep 12, 2017

quite slow, but makes it super easy to understand, i loved it!

par Guillaume B

Mar 08, 2019

Amazing course!!! Thanks a lot! Wonderful course and teacher!

par Rasith T T

Sep 11, 2018

Wonderful Introductory Course which seek to Study. Thank you.

par Ayman Z

Jan 29, 2018

Perfect in every aspect, Thank you for this excellent course.

par Affan M

Jun 23, 2017

This is the best course on special relativity for a beginner.

par P K

Dec 31, 2016

Excellent course. Excellent instructor. Well worth the time!

par Ming L

May 14, 2019

A very good introductory course to the theory of relativity.

par Barry S

Jul 16, 2017

Excellent course for those yet unfamiliar or as a refresher!

par Frank L

Nov 12, 2017

Well explained and easy to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

par narendra p

Feb 06, 2017

course well organised. nice note preparation and hand outs.

par Bahman A

Feb 12, 2018

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

par Jacob A

Jul 06, 2017

Very well structured course, and the instructor is superb.

par art g

Jul 01, 2017

great course. clear lectures which elucidate the concepts.

par roger

Jul 05, 2019

Very simple math. Very clear description of the theory.