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.
par Daniel H d A C•
Sep 05, 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!!
par Maria B•
Jun 27, 2017
Absolutely loved this course! I highly recommend it for everyone who is interested in physics
par shubham m•
Oct 18, 2017
Very well taught and will definitely increase viewer's interest in theoretical physics.
Jul 25, 2017
The course is great !
Thank you very much for you effort !
It is genuine the best explanation about special theory of relativity I've ever learn about !
Mar 31, 2017
Great class. The professor is very careful, clear, and methodical. If you know basic algebra then you'll be able to understand everything that goes on in this course. The progression is nice and slow so that when you get to the "weird stuff" it all makes perfect sense. Highly recommend.
par Arpan M•
Oct 21, 2017
Extremely good course, which not only teaches the basic fundamentals of Einstein and his theories. But the biggest takeaway of the course is that it develops a scientific temperament.
par SAMMYAK S•
Jun 22, 2018
Great Course for those who want to study the basics of special theory of relativity qualitatively, without scratching their heads too much. Math involved is of higher secondary school level and shouldn't be a problem for people with a non mathematical background.
par Ahad A•
Jun 29, 2018
This course was great and I finally can understand the concepts of the special theory of relativity! Thanks!
Jun 07, 2018
This course is the best place to learn the concepts of special relativity as a beginner. The instructor is awesome. Although he goes quite slow, it helps because the concepts in the latter part of the course are counter-intuitive and may need a bit of time to be understood. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in learning more about the principles of relativity. I hope to see a general relativity course taught by this professor soon!!!
Jul 02, 2018
Except from the slow pace of teaching, everything is clearly illustrated!
Apr 27, 2018
This course really explained well "The Special Theory Of Relativity". In addition to that you can also learn that how theories develop step by step, measurement. Also I got know a lot of things about Albert Einstein.
par Daniel B•
Jun 24, 2018
Great course that was really interesting and thoroughly explained.
par Sayan s•
Jun 12, 2018
This course is greatly set up by professor LARRY RANDLES LAGERSTROM in such a way that even a high school student can understand these topics in our country.I request the Coursera community to appoint this instructor again for making a course on GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY by taking enough time as required .I know General theory of relativity takes a lot of mathematical background but an attempt should be taken to start from the roots to make the learners get through the topics.Separate mathematics teachers along with professor LARRY should collaborate to make this happen.The already available course on General relativity requires way too pre maths to start .Why not take 2 or 3 years to develop that skill right here by Coursera such that home schooled students can learn the entire course online up here.AS FOR THIS COURSE IT WAS GREAT AND LARRY SIR HAS MOTIVATED ME A LOT TO CONTINUE WORKING ON THIS FROM HERE ON.THANK YOU.
par Bruno M•
Apr 01, 2018
Thank you very much to Professor Lagerstrom for sharing his knowledge publicly for the benefit of others. This is a fantastic course for learning the concepts of the special theory of relativity. Highly recommended if you are getting started or getting back into physics.
par Dieter S•
Apr 23, 2018
Well structured and explained. The course shows the advantages of a classical board in comparison to showing just slides.
par Alejandro P•
May 07, 2018
Muy interesante el curso, además, las explicaciones muy claras. Curso genial.
par Stephen w•
May 04, 2018
par julian e•
Apr 18, 2019
I am a second-year undergrad student. This is a well organized introductory course and I really enjoyed learning something new. Will definitely recommend it to a friend. :)
par Joseph Q J•
Apr 18, 2019
Dr Lagerstrom is terrific.
WhileI had to watch 2 lectures a second time, I found the course materials and lectures to be clear and precise.
par Damien B•
May 05, 2019
I found this course very stimulating in terms of thought experiments and conceptual understanding—a good deal of brain rewiring was necessary! Though I wished the quantitative approach was pushed a little farther (e.g., using matrices for the Lorentz transformations, and getting into Maxwell's equations when it came to the invariance of the speed of light), it was not a prime goal of this course to rely heavily on "advanced" mathematics. Thus, I still think it deserves five stars; I definitely recommend it as an introduction to the special theory relativity! :)
par Vedant G•
May 04, 2019
Great course at beginner level. Creates foundation and interest to dive deeper.
par Francois K•
Apr 23, 2019
Clear and detailed introduction to the Special Theory of Relativity, including deriving the basic formulae involved on the topic, and advanced work made optional but available for most weeks' topics. The basic introductory analogies are simple to follow along but stunning in their implications, such as the famous light clocks not only in Alice and Bob's frames of reference but also in an elevator to touch upon the General Theory of Relativity at the end. After being a physics and relativity geek all my life, this course actually crystallized relativity and I finally understand precisely the strange effects of the theory.
par Helmich V•
Apr 23, 2019
The course explains the Einstein theories in common words and language. Of course there is limited mathematics to make you feel convinced of the correctness of "Special Relativity". I enjoyed the lessons and course by a terrific teacher and professor. Thank you.
par Vijay T•
May 26, 2019
Great course. Totally appreciate the time and effort (and patience) by Professor to help me have a solid foundation on special theory of relativity
par Riccardo C•
Apr 28, 2019
The best course I have attended so far! The Lecturer was very clear and easy to follow despite the themes explained are not easy at all!