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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!)....
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Introduction to the Course, and Einstein in Context

Week 1: Introduction to the Course, and Einstein in Context...
Reading
9 видео (всего 149 мин.), 8 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 4 тестов
Video9 видео
Course overview17мин
How to succeed in the course20мин
Rules of engagement11мин
Math review24мин
Week 1 introduction8мин
Physics and Einstein circa 190026мин
To the miracle year18мин
The miracle year16мин
Reading8 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Course overview (outline)5мин
How to succeed in the course (outline)2мин
Rules of engagement (outline)2мин
Math review (outline)2мин
Week 1 introduction (outline)2мин
Physics and Einstein circa 1900 (outline)5мин
To the miracle year (outline)2мин
The miracle year (outline)2мин
Quiz4 практического упражнения
Physics and Einstein circa 190014мин
To the miracle year16мин
The miracle year14мин
Week 1 final quiz16мин

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Раздел
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9 ч. на завершение

Events, Clocks, and Reference Frames

Week 2: Events, Clocks, and Reference Frames...
Reading
11 видео (всего 174 мин.), 12 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 9 тестов
Video11 видео
Events, clocks, and observers (part 1)14мин
Events, clocks, and observers (part 2)10мин
Spacetime diagrams (part 1)18мин
Spacetime diagrams (part 2)14мин
Frames of reference (part 1)18мин
Frames of reference (part 2)15мин
Frames of reference (part 3)11мин
A few more words on world lines10мин
The Galilean transformation17мин
Week 2 summary31мин
Reading12 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 2 introduction (outline)2мин
Events, clocks, and observers (part 1) (outline)2мин
Events, clocks, and observers (part 2) (outline)2мин
Spacetime diagrams (part 1) (outline)2мин
Spacetime diagrams (part 2) (outline)2мин
Frames of reference (part 1) (outline)2мин
Frames of reference (part 2) (outline)2мин
Frames of reference (part 3) (outline)2мин
A few more words on world lines (outline)2мин
The Galilean transformation (outline)2мин
Week 2 problem set (optional)мин
Week 2 problem set solutions30мин
Quiz9 практического упражнения
Events, clocks, and observers (parts 1 and 2)8мин
Spacetime diagrams (part 1)8мин
Spacetime diagrams (part 2)12мин
Frames of reference (part 1)10мин
Frames of reference (part 2)20мин
Frames of reference (part 3)16мин
A few more words on world lines10мин
The Galilean transformation8мин
Week 2 final quiz24мин

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Ethereal Problems and Solutions

Week 3: Ethereal Problems and Solutions...
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12 видео (всего 203 мин.), 15 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 6 тестов
Video12 видео
Einstein's starting point: the two postulates22мин
A few words about waves (part 1)18мин
A few words about waves (part 2)7мин
A few words about waves (part 3)17мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 1)15мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 2)19мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 3)11мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 4)24мин
Stellar aberration9мин
Ethereal solutions18мин
Week 3 summary25мин
Reading15 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 3 introduction (outline)2мин
A note on "Einstein and God"5мин
A note on wave-particle duality and the nature of light5мин
Einstein's starting point: the two postulates (outline)2мин
A few words about waves (part 1) (outline)2мин
A few words about waves (part 2) (outline)2мин
A few words about waves (part 3) (outline)2мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 1) (outline)2мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 2) (outline)2мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 3) (outline)2мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (part 4) (outline)2мин
Stellar aberration (outline)2мин
Ethereal solutions (outline)2мин
Week 3 problem set (optional)мин
Week 3 problem set solutions30мин
Quiz6 практического упражнения
Einstein's starting point: the two postulates12мин
A few words about waves (parts 1, 2, and 3)12мин
The Michelson-Morley experiment (all parts)10мин
Stellar aberration4мин
Ethereal solutions12мин
Week 3 final quiz24мин

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9 ч. на завершение

The Weirdness Begins

Week 4: The Weirdness Begins...
Reading
14 видео (всего 215 мин.), 15 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 9 тестов
Video14 видео
The relativity of simultaneity (part 1)6мин
The relativity of simultaneity (part 2)10мин
The relativity of simultaneity (part 3)16мин
The relativity of simultaneity (summary)11мин
The light clock (part 1)11мин
The light clock (part 2)26мин
Exploring the Lorentz factor6мин
Time dilation22мин
Measuring length21мин
What is not suspect13мин
The invariant interval22мин
A real-life example: the muon7мин
Week 4 summary29мин
Reading15 материала для самостоятельного изучения
Week 4 introduction (outline)2мин
The relativity of simultaneity (diagram 1)2мин
The relativity of simultaneity (diagram 2)2мин
The relativity of simultaneity (diagram 3)2мин
The relativity of simultaneity (leading clocks lag diagram)2мин
The light clock (part 1) (outline)2мин
The light clock (part 2) (outline)2мин
Exploring the Lorentz factor (outline)2мин
Time dilation (outline)2мин
Measuring length (diagram)10мин
What is not suspect (outline)2мин
The invariant interval (outline)2мин
A real-life example: the muon (outline)2мин
Week 4 problem set (optional)мин
Week 4 problem set solutions30мин
Quiz9 практического упражнения
The relativity of simultaneity (parts 1 and 2)12мин
The relativity of simultaneity (part 3)12мин
The relativity of simultaneity (summary)4мин
The light clock and exploring the Lorentz factor16мин
Time dilation8мин
Measuring length14мин
What is not suspect, and the invariant interval8мин
The muon6мин
Week 4 final quiz22мин
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автор: BHJun 23rd 2017

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.

автор: JKApr 2nd 2017

I enjoyed this course very much. Professor Larry Randles Lagerstrom made a difficult subject easy to understand. Especially for a fellow who at 85 has forgotten a lot of what he learned in college.

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О Stanford University

The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is an American private research university located in Stanford, California on an 8,180-acre (3,310 ha) campus near Palo Alto, California, United States....

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