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.
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 Ingeborg B•
Jan 04, 2017
This is a very good course! any thanks to professor Lagerstrom.
by JORGE V R•
Apr 29, 2017
quite enlightening! Great job Mr. Randles
by ZHAO Y•
Mar 05, 2017
This is the first course I ever finished on coursera! Thanks to Prof. Lagerstrom for making the course so easy and engaging for people with any level of maths and physics knowledge to follow and pick up. I've really enjoyed the whole journey and gained knowledge about this universe. It's definitely worth recommending to anyone who's interested to know more about the world around us.
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 david w•
Oct 21, 2017
The tutor is excellent, the pace of the course is good, the material is sufficient and everything proceeds logically and succinctly. Lots of interesting ideas and context. Understanding Special Relativity, objective met.
I was surprised to learn that the idea follows from some simple premises and so anyone with an interest can follow along qualitatively to appreciate the idea. Math ability is not essential but a modest ability I suggest would help to follow along. For anyone who wants more, and has the time, there is plenty of optional extra study material to work through.
I will return to the course in a few months and review the material as there is a lot to take in.
by Andres G•
Dec 10, 2017
Excelent, very clear
Dec 04, 2017
An invigorating course that provides foundational understanding of the core concepts and theories in physics and Einstein's ingenuity. Highly recommended.
by Steven G•
Jun 22, 2018
Excellent course. I feel I gained some insight into the core concepts of special relativity. I took to heart the "festina lente" ethos exposed early in the course by the instructor. Larry Lagerstrom is a fantastic teacher, he has the ability to explain often complex material in a way to that makes it understandable.
by Darius K•
Apr 30, 2017
Fantastic course that is designed for anyone with at least basic knowledge of mathematics.
by Shannon L•
Feb 26, 2017
Larry is the best-I highly recommend! I loved this course and really enjoyed exploring these concepts. It is very well put together in a way that gives you time to ponder and try to truly understand the theory before getting to the "cool stuff." I will miss this weekly adventure!
by Navneet J•
Jun 05, 2017
Awesome course!! Professor explained the concepts in a very simple manner and yet explained them in great details....
by Omesh K S•
Feb 11, 2017
Course was well organised and with mostly qualitative discussions. This course is apt for beginners.
by Jean-Jacques Z•
Jun 23, 2018
Very clear presentation of the Physics involved. Can be followed without mathematical background. As a suggested reading I would add "L'évolution des idées en Physique" from Einstein / Infeld"Let's go now for a lecture in general relativity!
by Timothy H•
Jul 03, 2018
Really informative and mostly simplified for most to understand.
by Xin H•
Jan 21, 2017
Professor Lagerstrom takes it slow to approach the theory, making it available to anyone with very basic math skills. While the equations are important, building the mental model around the strange world is way more essential to comprehending the special theory of relativity, and that is where this course shines. Professor Lagerstrom will look at the same problem in many different angles, cross referencing between them constantly, making sure the fundamentals of the theory sinks in.
by Robert C C•
May 22, 2018
Excellent course. The instructor did a wonderful job, using a white board and simple props. He made it interesting and made these complex principles understandable. I enjoyed the experience.
by Jennifer S•
Mar 18, 2017
Excellent Course!! The instructor took abstruse concepts and made them accessible and fun!
by Venkataraman K•
Dec 29, 2016
Very methodical & lucid way of explaining the concepts. Understanding of Special Theory of Relativity made relatively easy, pun intended! Thank you Professor...
by Jacob A•
Jul 06, 2017
Very well structured course, and the instructor is superb.
by Apostolos C•
Nov 12, 2016
Excellent, "accessible" lectures.
by Olga G•
Jun 26, 2018
Very well built and easy to digest course, even for somebody who is very far from maths and physics in day-to-day reality. Special thank you for refresh on school maths needed for the course - very helpful. The course takes some time and thinking, but worth it. Absolutely recommend!
by Elz d B•
Jun 20, 2017
Very well taught! Clear explanations and very interesting subject.
by Rene G•
May 23, 2018
second time in my life I had a course at this level of clarity.
Extremely gifted teacher
Dec 19, 2017
Very carefully crafted course by Prof. Lagerstrom, starts with basic concepts so that every curious mind could grasp it. Always wanted to learn about Einstein's special relativity theory & now I know it.