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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.



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: 601 - 625 / 944 レビュー

by Pierre M


Very detailed content and many examples. I learned a lot in an always entertaining way.

by Chamara N S


Great to begin to learn special theory of relativity. Love the way of everything flows.

by Rene G


second time in my life I had a course at this level of clarity.

Extremely gifted teacher

by Anton G


great course.just enough math .repition of key points really helped.will miss it.thanks

by Adesh P


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



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

by Brett W


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

by Peter B


​well presented accessible to those with high school maths

f​ocused on understanding

by Marc F


Un cours clair, précis qui permet de comprendre intimement les bases de la théorie.

by Jose S


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

by B H C


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

by Paul G P


Great introduction to Special Theory of Relativity. Challenging yet accessible.

by Frank V M


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

by Maryam A


An excellent introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity and so much more!

by Mike G


Very interesting course which gave me some interesting insights into the topic.

by Vedant G


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

by Andrew B


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

by Tun L A


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

by Alexandria B


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

by Meir S


A very easy way to learn a very complicated theory

It's slow but very thorough

by Beril K


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

by Lluis O


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



An amazing way of teaching this course. I have learnt a lot from this course.

by Francois J


Larry Randles is an excellent Instructor.

I would take other courses from him.