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Sobre o curso

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!)....

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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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por Lucia R M

Nov 08, 2018

larry was a great teacher and i really enjoyed this course! thank you

por Prabhanjan T

Jun 13, 2018

Awesome course. Anyone interested in Special Relativity must do it.

por angelo z

Jun 16, 2020

"the struggle to understand can be an ennobling experience" (cit.)

por Rahul M

Jul 05, 2019

superb course from a professor who makes such a tough topic simple

por Kantaphat P

Aug 28, 2018

Very thoughtful and interesting. Also not very hard to understand.

por Daniel B

Jun 24, 2018

Great course that was really interesting and thoroughly explained.

por luisa m a

Apr 05, 2018

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

por Emily d B

Jun 20, 2017

Very well taught! Clear explanations and very interesting subject.

por Dalius G

May 03, 2018

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


Aug 10, 2020

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

por Timothy H

Jul 03, 2018

Really informative and mostly simplified for most to understand.

por Amir E

Mar 13, 2018

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

por William M

Jan 03, 2018

this is an excellent and interesting introduction to the subject

por Alexandros P

Jan 04, 2019

Excellent course. Very well structured and stimulating content.

por Fabio P

Jan 23, 2018

Excellent, these important concepts finally seem to make sense.

por Ingeborg B

Jan 04, 2017

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

por Massimo B

May 07, 2020

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

por José J B d M

Nov 20, 2017

It very well explained by profesor Lagerstrom. Congatulations!

por saadhvik a

Oct 07, 2017

The course was an enriching experience that truly ennobled me!

por Shaya S

Sep 12, 2017

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

por Guillaume B

Mar 08, 2019

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

por Rasith T T

Sep 11, 2018

Wonderful Introductory Course which seek to Study. Thank you.

por Ayman Z

Jan 29, 2018

Perfect in every aspect, Thank you for this excellent course.

por Affan M

Jun 23, 2017

This is the best course on special relativity for a beginner.

por P K

Dec 31, 2016

Excellent course. Excellent instructor. Well worth the time!