Dec 8, 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.
Jun 22, 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.
By Steven G•
Jun 21, 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 Myat T•
Mar 12, 2022
The best course on Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. The instructor is very patient and provide detailed explanation. Even if you don't have any math and physics background, you would be able to understand more than 90% of the course material. Suitable for anyone who want to really understand the topics.
By golda a•
Aug 14, 2021
The teacher was incredible. Thank you! I'm young and had minimal experience with Einstein's work prior and now I can credit myself with fully understanding special relativity. I hope to do general relativity eventually but perhaps when I'm old enough to go to university as it seems quite advanced. Thanks again:)
By Felix G•
May 11, 2020
This course offers an excellent and intuitive entry to the special theory of relativity. In my eyes, it is suited for everyone being fascinated by space-time and the "weirdness" of our universe and at the same time wants to dig a little deeper into the physical and mathematical framework of special relativity.
By Mustafa B•
Sep 28, 2022
I don't have a very good English, but I can say that I understood it more or less, my teacher explained it very well and it made me very excited. And I just want to say thank you Coursera for offering us the best professors at the best universities in the world. It would be nice if it was in Turkish though :)
By Graham J•
Nov 17, 2021
Excellent course. Despite a solid background in chemistry and maths, I have never covered Special Relativity formally. I could never remember which clocks ran faster or which twin aged more. Now I know! Course suited to anyone with a minimum of maths and a modicum of curiosity. Onwards to General Relativity.
By Gaurav B•
Jul 4, 2017
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and it was informative and we'll presented. I think I will miss listening about time. For me its been much therapeutic. It challenges my brain to even visualize these concepts and hence I can spend as much time studying it. The presenter knows his stuff and like his simplicity.
By Daniel H d A C•
Sep 5, 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 Solai S•
Jun 24, 2017
It was incredibly interesting and enjoyable experience,the course instructor was fabulous and i could understand many mind baffling information with a surprising ease.I am looking forward for stanford university's course on the general theory of relativity and i hope that it is taught by the same professor.
By OSVALDO A L•
Apr 25, 2022
El curso es excelente. y de acuerdo a lo necesario para comprender la teoría sin ser un especialista.
Espero que en un futuro cercano completen el conocimiento ofreciendo un nuevo curso sobre la teoría general de la relatividad, para completar el aporte de Einstein a la ciencia y su desarrollo profundo.
By Sujoy M•
Aug 2, 2020
Great Course. I wish there would me more courses like this in other topics like general theory of relativity. Discussion forum is very active. Mentors are available to clarify any topics. Videos are a bit slow though, but you can always fast forward. I am grateful to the course instructor of this course.
By Randy G•
Feb 14, 2018
Absolutely wonderful course. I am grateful to Mr. Lagerstrom for making haste slowly in his explanations during the lectures. Really helped to cement the concepts and the math into the mind. This course comes with my highest recommendation to anyone who is interested in learning about Special Relativity.
By Wanheng x•
Feb 18, 2023
Didn't expect I could really understand the special theory of relativity before taking this course. This course really walks you step by step to understand the concepts and math. It piqued my interest in physics and I hope there's a sequel to the course. It's great and I would recommend it to everyone!
By Linda C•
Jan 28, 2021
The course was challenging to me because of the math, but the examples and concepts were explained and reviewed so everything built on each other and made sense. Randles Lagerstrom was an engaging instructor. I enjoyed the brief tangents and asides, which gave proof to the narrow focus of this course.
By Aman B•
Oct 18, 2017
Excellent course which explores every concept of the theory deeply. It is a very interesting experience to see the theory build up little by little from scratch.
The discussions forums are great with active mentors.
I highly recommend it to anyone interested in science and willing to take some time out!
By Stephen C H•
Jan 8, 2021
An excellent and well presented course that patiently describes the Special theory and is easily understandable. Be prepared to concentrate and spend 6-8 hours per week to get full value from this. I think Larry is a very good instructor who makes the critical concepts very clear. Highly recommended.
By Amanda N•
Oct 3, 2021
For someone that has basic physics and maths background, this course really helped me understand more about Einstein and his work. Not too intimidating and not too easy either. Just the right amount of academic rigor for me to delve into other physics courses if I decide to. Thumbs up for Stanford!
By Gihan I•
Sep 20, 2021
Dr. Lagerstrom is outstanding in his methodical & structured presentation. The quizzes throughout the course and the additional supplementary questions are invaluable. The guidelines he gives at the beginning of the course hold in good stead for this course and for any others too. Excellent course.
By Deleted A•
Feb 5, 2017
This is one of best courses I have ever taken. Professor Lagerstrom did an outstanding job in this clear,consistent and careful introduction to what is arguably one of the most revolutionary theories of all time. I am taking the 5 stars and multiplying by a lorentz factor of 1.2 to achieve 6 stars!!
By Harjit B•
Jan 8, 2019
Dr. Lagerstrom has done a beautiful job in giving an in depth view of the matter in a very accessible fashion. A complex phenomenon is explained in all its detail in a very nice blend of geometry and elementary algebra, The problem sets and the quizzes make you think. I fully recommend this course.
By Vijayatha V•
Feb 3, 2018
This course is amazing!! Even a person without physics and mathematics background can understand it. Its also very help for physics undergrad students like myself. The professor explains every concept patiently and refreshes the concept before going to the next one. Every one must try this course!!
By Amar M•
Sep 11, 2020
The methodology of the Professor to tech and explain this topic was amazing and helped me understand the concept which I otherwise would have never understood. I recommend this course for people from non-physics background but have keen interest in understanding the Special Theory of Relativity.
By Nitin G•
May 21, 2020
I had been trying to understand this concept from a long time and could never understood it.
This is the best course i had done and the Instructor Sir in awesome, just awesome.
I will let my daughter also take this course.
Would require a signed photo autograph of Larry Randles Lagerstrom , Please.
By Maria d l A R P•
Feb 20, 2023
Great course, complete and deep, that provides a very complete overview of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The professor, great, I have no other better qualifier. Get complex concepts to be understood quickly and make it simple even for beginners, as it was my case. In a word, just Excellent.
By Andrey K•
Jun 9, 2022
Great course, great teacher! It was really interesting to listen to everything during the course. If you want to learn about special theory of relativity and tired of stupid Youtube videos, that don't explain anything, follow this course. It takes 8 weeks, but it's 100% worth the time spent.