Who is this class for: This course is open to anyone willing to put in some time and effort to understand Einstein and his special theory of relativity. Although it will help you to have a basic understanding of algebra, much of the analysis is qualitative or only semi-quantitative. In addition, a math review video lecture is provided at the beginning of the course.


Created by:  Stanford University

LevelBeginner
Commitment8 weeks of study, 5-10 hours per week
Language
English
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 585 ratings

Excellent course, It lets You understand clearly the strange nature works.

The course gives you a good qualitative understantding of special relativity as well as the historical context in which Einstein came up with the theory. The course is easy to engage with, even if you don't have much physics knowledge.

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

Larry Lagerstrom did an outstanding job in presenting much counter-intuitive material. The course flowed nicely and I feel that I have a reasonable grasp of Special Relativity.