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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.



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: 526 - 550 / 944 レビュー

by Tim M


A​ very clear & interesting introduction to Special Relativity - I thoroughly reccomend this course to everyone

by Pauline F


Thank you Professor Lagerstrom for the very interesting course on the Special and General Theory of Relativity!

by Taya P


Отличный курс! Я очень плаваю в физике и геометрии, но, приложив усилия, смогла осилить и понять каждый урок :)

by Tomaz K


Understandable for one with fair skills in mathematics and physics.

Simple explanation of non-intuitive reality.

by Andre D


A bit tedious sometimes but quite rewarding once completed, especially topics covered during last week (Week 8)

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 Martha G


I was finally able to understand the special theory of Relativity. I am very happy to have taken this course.

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 David E


Very good. Great lecturer and very quick responses to any question raised.

Will be exploring this further!

by Jasper W


"Make haste slowly" words of wisdom as you take this course. Instructor is excellent. Highly recommend.

by HariKrishna


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 Devyansh K


Amazing tutor, Great analogies to help understand, Great way of Teaching. All in all a wonderful course

by Thomas B


Although much was review for me I enjoyed the lectures. The course was very well structured. Thank you!

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.