Mar 22, 2020
Thanks for helping me understand the Special Theory of Relativity, covered a lot of ground but repeated it so it really could sink in. Like your style and want to thank you for your assistance. Thanks
Dec 09, 2019
Almost anyone can learn about the special theory of relativity from these lectures. I actually can't believe that I studied from a professor who teaches in the USA and in so simple way. I am grateful.
by Lior S•
Jan 17, 2017
This was a great course which is taught by a passionate and patient lecturer. The whole 8 weeks covers the first half of Einstein's famous paper in detail. The pace can be slow, but of course you can always speed up the videos. The mathematics is very approachable - school level algebra is all you need. The only other prerequisite is a basic understanding of light and electromagnetic waves.
by Floris v d P•
Dec 09, 2016
A comprehensive introduction to the subject, somewhat spoiled by the unrelenting reiteration of the most basics concepts in the earlier parts of the course. A bit of a pity, since the lecturer is a fairly engaging speaker when he is not busy interrupting the flow of his argument with mind–numbing repetition.
by Deleted A•
Dec 18, 2017
The content is really good. The quality of the content is excellent. The instructor's pedagogical skills are excellent as well.
The only criticism I have is with the length of the videos. I feel they could be shortened. Other than that, one of the best introductory courses for Special Relativity.
by Mahesh U•
Feb 21, 2017
Not much of mathematical inclination. But the Prof. is really of high standard and he makes sure that you understand everything by the end of any topic as he will run by each topic more than once. Its an introductory course but induces a great amount of interest to learn more!
by Anthony B•
Mar 24, 2017
Very good introductory course, clear and well designed, with a nice emphasis on the key concepts of the special theory of relativity. The mathematical background required is very light, hence the quantitative analysis of various examples and situations is limited.
by Felix M•
Apr 25, 2020
A brilliant course. I got everything I wanted to out of it by the end, but one thing I would say is that it started off a little slow, particularly in weeks 2 and 3. All things considered, a great way to build a better understanding of special relativity.
by Ahmad S M•
May 07, 2020
one of the best courses that I have taken so far from Coursera (and I took a lot). Easy, step by step mathematically, engaging in particular in discussion forums, Definitely recommended to anyone who has the least interest in theoretical physics!
by Ilan M•
Sep 24, 2017
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.
by Frantisek B•
Sep 12, 2019
Love the course as its a interesting insight into the world of physics.
What i dont think was effective was the multiple choice quizzes as you could just glide through them without applying the knowledge you learned in any new way.
by Zach J•
Nov 29, 2016
Very in Depth for if it is your first time learning. If you have already read about General and Special Relativity it doesn't tell you very much more than what you already know. Either way it is a great course.
by Alexander S•
Mar 26, 2017
I disliked really slow speed of formulas derivation, simple operations like cancelling out terms are done in multiple steps. Like for children that only starting study mathematics. Otherwise great course!
by Tiffany O M B - R•
May 02, 2017
Than You so much this course has really influenced my life at such great heights
It has also made me give more recognition to our Bible Family for all their great accomplishments.
by Doug Q•
Sep 21, 2020
Felt a bit like I was being talked down to at the beginning as he tried to tell me how to study and take the course. Got much better after he just started to teach us concepts.
by Ashwini K S•
Sep 21, 2020
I loved the course. I gained a lot from this. Want to learn more mathematics and wish could learn General theory from the same team. Thank you soo much. Great work.
by Aidan K•
Feb 27, 2020
Quite hard work - the topic is not intuitive, and the questions teem with the possibility of going wrong - badly wrong.
Effort is required, and is paid-back.
by Ritvik A•
Nov 23, 2017
It's a good course to start understanding Relativistic Physics. Nothing rigorous though.
The lectures are amazingly easy to understand. Overall liked it.
by luis a g s•
Oct 12, 2017
I think a chapter on momentum and energy conservation would be interesting, I liked the examples and the treatment of the paradoxes, very good course.
by chiu t h•
Jul 21, 2018
a very thorough introduction to special relativity, as a layman, I have gained immense insight & basic understanding. Thanks prof Lagerstrom!!!!
Jun 22, 2017
The course was really good. But the discussion forum was not pleasant. Due to the unruly behaviour of this person named Thomas Lahn
by Gary S•
Aug 13, 2020
Mr Lagerstrom has explained a difficult topic in a very understandable way. He is a true teacher, not just a lecturer. Thank you.
by Vertika S•
Dec 17, 2018
Excellent Prof , Excellent Resources. My only drawback is that prof is a bit excessive repetitive, rest everything is fine.
by apeksha j•
May 20, 2020
A very interesting course simplified to an under graduate level. it helps in understanding relativity in perspective.
by Lee H•
Aug 16, 2017
Well taught and structured course, gives a more quantitative understanding of some of the outcomes.
by Kiran K•
Mar 10, 2017
Good course for introduction to special relativity. I expected more related to E=mc^2 derivation.
by Víctor P V•
Dec 07, 2016
This course is superb, covers easyly all the aspects of the special theory of relativity