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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: 651 - 675 / 944 レビュー

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.

by Daniel B


Great course that was really interesting and thoroughly explained.

by Luisa M A


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

by Emily d B


Very well taught! Clear explanations and very interesting subject.

by Dalius G


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

by 송준현


It is a great lecture. Highly recommendable introductory course.

by Jaime D S O


The course was very good and the teacher was very clear, thanks!

by Timothy H


Really informative and mostly simplified for most to understand.

by Amir E


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

by William M


this is an excellent and interesting introduction to the subject

by Alexandros P


Excellent course. Very well structured and stimulating content.

by Fabio P


Excellent, these important concepts finally seem to make sense.

by Ingeborg B


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

by Alejandro L


With special gratitude to Prof. Randles Lagerstrom. Brilliant.

by Massimo B


Very well explained course, thank's to Prof. Larry Lagerstrom.

by José J B d M


It very well explained by profesor Lagerstrom. Congatulations!

by saadhvik a


The course was an enriching experience that truly ennobled me!

by Shaya S


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

by Guillaume B


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