Stanford University
Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity
Stanford University

Understanding Einstein: The Special Theory of Relativity

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Larry Randles Lagerstrom

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80 hours to complete
3 weeks at 26 hours a week
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There are 8 modules in this course

Week 1: Introduction to the Course, and Einstein in Context

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9 videos8 readings4 quizzes

Week 2: Events, Clocks, and Reference Frames

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11 videos12 readings9 quizzes

Week 3: Ethereal Problems and Solutions

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12 videos15 readings6 quizzes

Week 4: The Weirdness Begins

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14 videos15 readings9 quizzes

Week 5: Spacetime Switches

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17 videos16 readings10 quizzes

Week 6: Breaking the Spacetime Speed Limit

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11 videos11 readings8 quizzes

Week 7: Paradoxes to Ponder

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11 videos12 readings5 quizzes

Week 8: To the Center of the Galaxy and Back

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9 videos10 readings7 quizzes


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