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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!)....



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.


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


Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity: 551 - 575 / 817 レビュー

by E D S


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

by Wiktor J


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

by Christopher B


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

by 18-uph-210 A K


Awesome methodology for teaching students not even from science background

by Fabio C


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

by Venkataramana K


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

by Marco Q


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

by Alan L


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

by 胡娅宁


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

by Ramon F


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



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

by Aishik B


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

by malavika s


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

by Sonuraj H D


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

by Paul V


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

by Neo S


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

by Chavarria G


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

by Pahul K


Best leactures i have ever attended in my life.

Thank you so much sir.

by Lucia R M


larry was a great teacher and i really enjoyed this course! thank you

by Manav S


it is a excellent course to start your dive in theory of relativity

by Prabhanjan T


Awesome course. Anyone interested in Special Relativity must do it.

by Rafid B


This course is wonderful, and the teacher is excellent. Thank you!

by angelo z


"the struggle to understand can be an ennobling experience" (cit.)

by Rahul M


superb course from a professor who makes such a tough topic simple

by Kantaphat P


Very thoughtful and interesting. Also not very hard to understand.