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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!)....



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.


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.


Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity: 426 - 450 / 757 レビュー

by Akash S


Amazing course! If you're looking to broaden you're knowledge in Physics then this course won't disappoint you.

by Matthew G


This course provides a clear and accessible introduction to a theory that can otherwise be difficult to grasp.

by Federica C


An interesting course, the special theory of relativity easy for anyone to understand and very well explained.

by Ahad A


This course was great and I finally can understand the concepts of the special theory of relativity! Thanks!

by Shubham S D


Good material and great Tutors. Response from the moderators and mentors on discussion forum is very helpful

by Mudith N W


This is the best course to learn relativity for a beginner. Hope to see more courses from the same lecturer

by Rubens M A


I have problems ina test ! I answered and got them all right, but it came out with a percentage of 66.6%

by Anay M


Exceptional course with an exceptional instructor. Easy to understand, concise, yet incredibly informative.

by Hari K


best course for who loves Einsteina and his theory and best part of the course is the professor i love him

by Elena P


Exceptionally well planned course, very helpful quizes and problems for practice and deeper understanding.

by Bo S


Interesting with a historical perspective. Very engaging instructor. Good foundation for further studies.

by Marcos D


Exceptionally planned and taught. Many thanks to the Professor and to Coursera for this rare opportunity.

by Chris W


An excellent course. Paced well and with clear consistent methodology and terminology. Well presented.

by Paul T


Thank you. I really enjoyed the course. Just the right mix of maths, theory and background information.

by alponte


Very interesting and not so much difficult. The professor speak slowly and it's easy to undertsand him.

by D S M


This course is really worth the time. And the professor is amazing.

He explains the course very nicely.

by martin s


Wow. I think I now understand Special Relativity, maths and all. Very well taught course. Many thanks.

by Krista H


So much fun and great lectures. Broken down in a great way for someone many years from math classes.

by Marcel l


Bravo et merci à ce professeur qui a su expliquer clairement les concepts de la relativité restreinte

by Todd B


Excellent course. Enjoyed lectures and examples presented that truly helped me understand the topic.

by Omesh S


Course was well organised and with mostly qualitative discussions. This course is apt for beginners.

by Taran R


Very thorough and incredibly well-explained. I would love a GR course taught by the same professor!

by Prasanna K R G


Very well thought syllabus and the professor really taught it well. The handouts are simply awesome

by Miguel Á G M


I learnt a lot with this course and this motived me to continue study the theory of the relativity

by Tasswin M


Very good for understanding the basics of special relativity and learning some scientific history.