Jun 23, 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.
Aug 15, 2019
Hats off to the professor for being able to explain such mind-boggling concepts about the very nature of existence in an entertaining and intuitive way. One of my favorite courses on Coursera by far!
by Bilal H K•
Aug 04, 2017
exceptional introductory course to review and revisit the basic fundamentals notions about the relative motion and Einsteins special relativity ,hats off to instructor for making it look simple and interesting carry on the noble cause of spreading knowledge. Thanks
by Taran R•
May 13, 2018
Very thorough and incredibly well-explained. I would love a GR course taught by the same professor!
by HARSH P•
Oct 21, 2017
Excellent teaching ..
Thank you so much professor.
by Shubham S D•
Feb 25, 2018
Good material and great Tutors. Response from the moderators and mentors on discussion forum is very helpful
by Jayshil P•
May 14, 2017
I think this the best course for beginners who want to learn special relativity qualitatively. This course contains least mathematics. But, then also, you can learn concepts of relativity very easily without mathematics.
by Neo S•
Apr 25, 2017
I have never felt so enthusiastic to study anything in my entire life!
by Vedika L•
Dec 07, 2016
Amazing course, but the videos can be shorter as same concepts are explained more than once.
by Michael B•
Dec 29, 2016
by Robert E K P•
Aug 21, 2017
The course was fantastic. I have struggled for years to understand the Special Theory of Relativity and I finally have a good grasp of the theory. The course is not difficult for anyone with at least a fundamental grasp of algebra and should be no problem with more math in their background. I would really like to see a course on the General Theory of Relativity taught by Professor Langerstrom. The lectures were clear and well documented and the short quizzes at the end of each subsection of the class materials really helped to make understanding the material presented easy to comprehend. I'd also love to see a book written by Dr. Langerstrom based on the course. I have a couple around home and they aren't as clear as the material presented in this course.
by Shashank D•
May 27, 2018
Very well designed course with good content and information. Also takes a methodical approach to teaching and is easy to follow and get a good understanding of the underlying concepts behind special theory of relativity with context around how it was conceived and developed by Einstein.
by Pam E•
Aug 20, 2017
An excellent course with great videos explaining the concepts at a level and pace that could be understood. Thank you very much.
by denis l•
Nov 13, 2016
by Maria E H•
May 10, 2017
This course is superb! The professor explains complicated concepts and mathematical equations in the simplest manner possible. I learned a ton!
Note: the course keeps mathematics at a minimum, so if you want a quantitative approach to the Special Theory of Relativity, this is not for you. However, even if you are looking for a quantitative approach, this course will enhance your conceptual understanding of Einstein's theory.
by Prasanna K R G•
Apr 26, 2017
Very well thought syllabus and the professor really taught it well. The handouts are simply awesome
by Christopher B•
Dec 05, 2017
On week 2, LOVING this so far! I will get this certificate, I am confident.
by Daniel H d A C•
Sep 05, 2017
An outstanding course, it was what I was looking for to get a good understanding of the topic.
Really good course progression, well explained concepts. I am definitely happy and "1000%" satisfied with this amazing course, Professor Lagerstrom is simply amazing and he definitely deserves a strong acclamation!!
by Maria B•
Jun 27, 2017
Absolutely loved this course! I highly recommend it for everyone who is interested in physics
Jul 25, 2017
The course is great !
Thank you very much for you effort !
It is genuine the best explanation about special theory of relativity I've ever learn about !
Mar 31, 2017
Great class. The professor is very careful, clear, and methodical. If you know basic algebra then you'll be able to understand everything that goes on in this course. The progression is nice and slow so that when you get to the "weird stuff" it all makes perfect sense. Highly recommend.
by SAMMYAK S•
Jun 22, 2018
Great Course for those who want to study the basics of special theory of relativity qualitatively, without scratching their heads too much. Math involved is of higher secondary school level and shouldn't be a problem for people with a non mathematical background.
by Amir E•
Mar 13, 2018
This was an exceptional experience. Thank you, Prof. Lagerstrom!
Aug 20, 2017
I really enjoyed this course. Very concise, clear yet teaches a lot of mind-challenging concepts. I am so happy that I clicked the bottom to register this course. Also, big thank to the professor.
by Robert N•
Nov 14, 2017
Excellent course! The instructor speaks slow, so I adjusted the speed to 1.25x. But that is his motto: Festina Lente. And to be honoust it is a very abstract course, so that some items were told two or three times, makes even the hardest parts understandable.
by Michal F•
Dec 01, 2016
Great teacher. Clear message. Goes slowly though the material and highlights key concepts few times to make them stay. If someone does not want slow pace can always jump ahead as course structure is well organized and described.
by Natarajan D•
Jul 21, 2017
one of the best courses I have attended. Have explained complex concepts well enough to understand and think about !