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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!)....



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.


Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity: 301 - 325 / 490 レビュー

by Adesh P

Sep 23, 2017

Although the lectures get a bit repetitive, the course is still awesome! Thanks a lot!


Jan 11, 2020

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the Special Theory of Relativity.

by Brett W

Jan 21, 2019

Sometimes a little too thorough on the explanations, but overall an excellent course.

by Jose S

Dec 10, 2016

An experience of discovery into the perspective of 1905, and the path of reasoning.

by B H C

Feb 05, 2020

Very well done, and reasonable amount of information delivered at the right pace.

by Frank V M

Feb 25, 2017

This course goes straight to the point. Now I have a better understanding of STR

by Vedant G

May 04, 2019

Great course at beginner level. Creates foundation and interest to dive deeper.

by Andrew B

Sep 30, 2018

Larry is a fantastic teacher and makes the subject matter easier to understand.

by Tun L A

Sep 06, 2017

Excellent and most complete course concerning The Special Theory of Relativity.

by Alexandria B

Mar 01, 2017

100% recommend for anyone who enjoys the fun implications of higher-level math!

by Meir S

Apr 05, 2018

A very easy way to learn a very complicated theory

It's slow but very thorough

by Beril K

Aug 05, 2017

I'm at 7th week of this course and so far I've truly enjoyed and learnt a lot!

by Lluis O

Dec 05, 2016

Larry R Lagerstrom is an extraordinay instructor, for an extraordinary course.

by Alejandro P

May 07, 2018

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

by Robert B

Aug 29, 2017

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

by Anton A B

Aug 11, 2017

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

by Wiktor J

Sep 20, 2018

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

by Christopher B

Dec 05, 2017

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

by Venkataramana K

Aug 12, 2019

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

by Marco Q

Sep 26, 2017

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

by 胡娅宁

Jul 02, 2018

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

by Alex S

Jul 30, 2017

amazing, looking forward to take one on the general theory of relativity.

by Aishik B

Dec 04, 2016

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

by Malavika S

Feb 12, 2017

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

by Paul V

Aug 31, 2018

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