# Special Relativity

## Get up to (light) speed on Einstein's theory of relativity.

Beginning with famous thought experiments and a few intuitive principles from Newtonian mechanics, this course closely follows Einstein's arguments leading to the epiphany that time and space are a single entity, spacetime, where physical processes unfold.

After gaining experience with the mathematical machinery of relativistic physics, you will open the door to high-energy phenomena and Einstein's famous relationship, E = mc2. In the end this course will boost you to the cusp of the most elegant of physical theories: general relativity.