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 Sumit B•
Jun 10, 2017
Ennobling experience as Einstein said in one of his quotes. Thank you Professor for making things so simple and interesting. I was struggling to understand these key concepts of relativity from a long time. Would definitely join other courses similar to this one.
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 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 Daniel P S d S•
Mar 22, 2018
The teacher is great. He explains all the concepts very well. It was a wonderful course.
by Omesh K S•
Feb 11, 2017
Course was well organised and with mostly qualitative discussions. This course is apt for beginners.
by John M•
May 27, 2017
A fantastic course by a fantastic teacher. Enthusiastic and interesting and most importantly clearly explaining the subject matter. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to anyone and to take any other course run by Larry Randles Lagerstrom.
by Shamim D•
Jan 17, 2017
Professor Lagerstrom is a great teacher and the course is well organized. While still a little complex for someone with rudimentary or fairly stale science knowledge, Professor Lagerstrom's approach is easy to follow and understand. I especially like his summaries at the end of the course which put together the complex mathematics into simple
by karen o•
Feb 14, 2017
though i have read lots of popular physics before, nothing ever explained lorentz contraction and time dliation like dr lagerstrom! really helpful new understanding.
by anton g•
Feb 24, 2017
great course.just enough math .repition of key points really helped.will miss it.thanks
by Aishik B•
Dec 04, 2016
A very useful insight into Einstein and his Special Theory of Relativity
by Rohit B•
Jul 08, 2017
A brilliant course presented with knowledge and passion by Prof. Lagerstrom. It is very easy with minimal dependence on Mathematics. It certainly has inspired me to follow on to learn more about the Special and General theories. Thank you for providing the list of texts.
by Nada A A•
Apr 09, 2018
It is a very good course that is well organized and explained. The instructor was extremely great; he uses a lot of examples and thought experiments to help us imagine the situation. Although relativity is such a hard topic to learn for many people, the approach of instruction in this course makes it interesting and easy to be comprehended. After the course, you will find that you have learnt a great amount of knowledge about the topic and you can go into discussions about relativity related issues, even that you don't feel stressed during the course by the enormous amount of materials. Moreover, this course is suitable for anyone interested in the topic, even without much knowledge in physics before, because the course explains everything even the basic concepts.
I learnt A LOT from this course, and it encouraged me to love the topic, get excited about online learning and go even deeper in relativity study.
by Marco Q•
Sep 26, 2017
Excellent course, It lets You understand clearly the strange nature works.
by N B•
Nov 29, 2016
One of the courses that i have taken ever!
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
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 Timothy H•
Jul 03, 2018
Really informative and mostly simplified for most to understand.
by Jennifer S•
Mar 18, 2017
Excellent Course!! The instructor took abstruse concepts and made them accessible and fun!
by Juan S M F•
Jun 23, 2018
Muchas gracias profesor por el curso expuesto. Me ha encantado, su forma de explicar es maravillosa. Me he motivado de gran manera para profundizar el conocimiento entregado. Muy agradable su forma de compartir el conocimiento. Gracias a Coursera por dar este tipo de cursos!
by Jacob A•
Jul 06, 2017
Very well structured course, and the instructor is superb.
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 HyoungJin J•
Jan 13, 2017
great...but need some documents...or text book.