Created by:   Higher School of Economics

  • Emil Akhmedov

    Taught by:    Emil Akhmedov, Associate Professor

    Faculty of Mathematics
Commitment12 weeks of study, 4-6 hours per week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
User Ratings
4.8 stars
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 of 30 ratings

If you happen to have the required background but somehow never got beyond beginner-level GR, this is a thoroughly enjoyable course! There are obviously many text-books and online videos to learn more-or-less the same concepts, but the assignments here are the high point, they are hard, but for me personally, they are what made this course special. Completing this course somehow makes me feel much better prepared to self-study the intermediate/advanced level GR books I've owned for so long! Many thanks to Prof. Akhmedov, HSE, and Coursera for making this possible!

One of the bests ways of understanding the GR ant it's mathematical's tools. The apresentation of the class ( The "blackboard" ) is very impressive and helps the student in calculations . Thank You!

Dr. Emil Akhmedov has done a great job of putting the lectures together. They are supported by printed notes, and assignments that are hard work, but definitely valuable. I do not award five stars unless the discussion forums work well to support the students. Emil has put effort into helping students when they have problems. This is truly one of the very best physics courses on the Internet.

Excellent course, and quite intensive mathematically. One will be well placed for a graduate level course on General relativity upon completing this.