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 Robert B D•
Oct 03, 2017
An excellent courses with all material presented in a very thoughtful and systematic way. Practice problem sets are a very important addition to the course material. Well done!!!
by Wallace d S C•
Apr 24, 2018
I can't stress enough how good this course is. It's the best course i've ever taken in any subject. It's really impressive how much energy, thought, patience, care was put here. I'm deeply thankful for this. You guys made me so happy. Almost everything someone need to know about STR is here. And the teacher... maybe my favourite physics teacher ever. This guy is the golden standard of teaching.
by abhijit c•
Feb 17, 2017
I loved this course.
by Ayron D•
Mar 22, 2017
I really enjoyed learning about how light and frames of reference can affect time and length, and what consequences these results have. It was a well outlined and explained course.
Jul 25, 2017
these lectures are very good and contain lots of details that I cannot read in my textbook,!
by Santos C•
Sep 10, 2017
This was a great course, thank you!
by Alex S•
Jul 30, 2017
amazing, looking forward to take one on the general theory of relativity.
by Federica C•
Dec 18, 2016
An interesting course, the special theory of relativity easy for anyone to understand and very well explained.
by Thomas H•
Nov 27, 2017
It is a great course for anyone who wants not only to learn the theory but to understand it and how it's creator Albert Einstein came to these discoveries.
by Mariana K S•
Aug 01, 2017
Great course! The materia is covered in great depth.
Mar 27, 2017
Amazing，thanks very much for your professional and responsible in teaching.
I am always having the curiosity about Einstein,so i hope maybe someday you can give us the curriculum on his general theory of relativity.
Thanks again for all the courses i've learned from your teaching.
by Kishore R•
May 24, 2017
This course is well laid out and planned. The professor goes through step by step and makes it very easy to understand a very difficult and non-intuitive subject. The qualitative explanations are excellent in giving a sense of what the equations mean.
All in all, an excellent course. Thank you very much for making this available.
by Pawel P•
May 23, 2018
Fascinating course and a material presented in a super approachable way. Many paradoxes thoroughly explained - for the first time for me everything from start to finish was crystal clear. Amazing how almost all of these interesting phenomena, including Lorentz transformation, can be derived simply by using pythagorean theorem and common sense. Can I have a second helping please!
by Joaquín C M•
Jan 17, 2017
Amazing concepts and very interesting course
by Charles H•
Aug 24, 2017
This was a very enjoyable and revealing course, covering what at first may appear to be a somewhat impenetrable subject. But the step by step approach and sensible progression of topics made the subject matter easily understandable, and the obtaining of that understanding a joyful and insightful experience. It can't be easy to teach such a course to camera, so big thanks to Larry Randells Lagerstrom.... he definitely deserves a strong lager!!
by Kunal L•
Jan 16, 2018
A great course for beginners. While it does not cover a large number of topics, the ones it does, it tries to do slowly, thoroughly and with clarity of thought.
by Paolo L R•
Nov 25, 2017
very interesting course, it convers the basics of the theory of relativity, also putting it in an historical context, outstanding teacher
by Jose S•
Dec 10, 2016
An experience of discovery into the perspective of 1905, and the path of reasoning.
by Donald R•
Feb 09, 2017
Professor Lagerstrom does a superb job of presenting Einstein's special theory of relativity. There is a good balance of history, high school level mathematics and thought experimentation. I have been studying Einstein's special theory of relativity, mostly by reading books, for over 60 years and this course solidified the theory in my mind. I actually have two good friends named Alice and Bob, who are unrelated to the course heroine and hero. The real heroes in the course are Professors Einstein and Lagerstrom.
by Jerry M•
Feb 27, 2017
A very thoroughly planned and executed course. It is obvious that the professor/Stanford spent a significant amount of time in determining the content/videos and the supporting quizzes and tests. Ideally suited for those with basic math skills up through algebra but not calculus. The inclusion of the motivating historical aspects is something that is not always covered in similar courses.
Sep 13, 2017
ONE OF THE BEST COURSE
COURSE FOR MASSES
by Michael B•
Jan 18, 2018
This is truly one of the more interesting (and fun) courses at Coursera. The presenter takes the student step by step through the intricacies of understanding the special theory of relativity such that, even with a very limited background in math and physics, you will be able to appreciate the impact this theory had on scientific thinking back when it was published and how it, and its 'big brother, the general theory of relativity, shape scientific endeavors presently.
by yiyi y•
Oct 04, 2016
Great course, awesome instructor
by Marcel W•
Mar 09, 2018
Great Intro to Einsteins ideas.
by Frank V M•
Feb 25, 2017
This course goes straight to the point. Now I have a better understanding of STR