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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!)....



Mar 22, 2020

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


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.


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by Hight P

Oct 15, 2016

it is really amazing and fun !

by Sean G

Jan 16, 2019



Jan 24, 2017

A great exercise in thinking.

by Joergen B

Nov 05, 2018

Best course I ever attended.

by Ana L

Nov 29, 2016


by Souradeep D

Jul 07, 2020

This course is wonderful.

by 董博文

Jan 21, 2020



Jan 17, 2018

Wonderful and really hard

by sushant s

Aug 12, 2017

Amazing . time is suspect

by Mark C

Jun 15, 2017

Very well conduct course.

by Alok O

Jan 11, 2017

Classic style of teaching

by tugay a

Jun 02, 2019

That's amazing course...

by Som D

Sep 09, 2018

the course was very easy

by Amol D

Sep 12, 2020

Very very strong course

by Sanduke E

Sep 11, 2019

A course for everybody!

by Mohammadmehdi Z

Jul 16, 2017

This Course was amazing

by Ricardo F P F

Apr 24, 2017

Top, easy to understand

by Tim O

Feb 01, 2020

Brilliantly presented

by Dominika-Olga V

Aug 23, 2019

Great course! Thanks!

by Daher N

Jan 02, 2018

genreral and complete

by Andres G

Dec 10, 2017

Excelent, very clear

by abhijit c

Feb 17, 2017

I loved this course.

by Jeffrey H

Jul 24, 2017

Outstanding course!

by denis l

Nov 13, 2016

Really appreciated!

by Рогалев А В

Apr 29, 2018

Very interesting !