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 Priyanka V•
Sep 21, 2017
I never thought that studying Theory of Relativity could be so easy-All thanks to Larry for making the course so easy, conceptual at the same time interesting.
Looking forward for your course on General theory of Relativity.
par Daniel P•
Nov 02, 2019
Es un curso largo y lento pero permite aprender los fundamentos de la teoria y retenerlos para siempre. Buen curso.
par Michael F•
Nov 04, 2018
Fantastic insight into Einstein's special theory of relativity. Great food for thoughts and excellent teaching methods.
par Nguyen M•
Aug 19, 2017
One word: awesome!
Sep 11, 2017
it is really a wonderful experience to think beyond every life. it is better than any other science fictions. it is REAL!
par Mauritius X•
Sep 14, 2017
Incredible. Now I can say to have learned the basics of relativity. A step by step approach with some math guided me through the field. Before the course I was simply aware of the major points of the theory accepting its conclusion bona fide. Now I got it. Thanks a lot professor. There is a reason why you teach at Stanford
par Daniel M P•
Nov 03, 2017
Jan 14, 2018
Great course! very well organised and the teacher does a really good job at explaining concepts.
par Thomas K•
Oct 07, 2019
The professor was simply excellent: well-organized and articulate. The quizzes test your knowledge of what is taught in the lectures. My only complaint was that the textbook that was suggested ("Spacetime Physics") is now out of print.
par Mohammad A•
Oct 26, 2019
par Gina H•
Oct 09, 2019
I am currently an A level student wanted to study physics for university, I have completed this course and was well explained with a mixture of maths with the concepts explained. It helped a lot with my personal statement and I realised this is an area that I took particular interest within the subject. It is suitable for beginners new to this theory, and will recommend if you want to know more about time dilation.
par Parthip P•
Oct 10, 2019
it is a very interesting and unique chapter
par Ian H•
Nov 05, 2019
Since such online courses became available some years ago, I have followed a number of them on different subjects and on different platforms. This course is simply outstanding. It is hard to imagine how Dr Lagerstrom's construction of the course might be improved upon.
Starting from some very basic principles and with the help of a little simple school algebra, step by step he progressively lays out for us some of the counter-intuitive yet fundamental rules by which the universe functions. Each step is in itself simple, logical, and well within the scope of the most average of learners. But upon course completion, since the student has followed the entire process step by step from basic principles, they emerge with a depth of understanding of apparently complex matters that prove not to be impenetrable at all.
Dr Lagerstrom has managed to show that nobody needs to be afraid of this subject, or be concerned that it is somehow beyond their understanding. Not only is special relativity comprehensible, it may be deeply understood, starting from a few basic tenets, and that is a form of understanding that goes far beyond merely a grasp of the principles of a theory.
par Michael D•
Dec 07, 2019
Great course - well structured, and expertly guided.
par Matthew F•
Aug 16, 2018
This is a very wonderful course. I really enjoyed it. The professor really shared the insight of having a struggle to understand will lead to an ennobling, enriched experience and how we can look at the big picture of what the universe is like and how this works. Understanding Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity really helped a lot (in context and some key concepts of space and time). Thank you professor.
par Elena P•
Jul 30, 2017
Exceptionally well planned course, very helpful quizes and problems for practice and deeper understanding.
par Fabio P•
Jan 23, 2018
Excellent, these important concepts finally seem to make sense.
par Radhika T•
Jun 15, 2017
Beautifully explained and extremely engaging!
par Rajat B•
Feb 01, 2019
great course that explains concepts really well!
par Mohana A•
Oct 07, 2018
Awesome course, well explained. Helps get a good understanding of the basics along with the mathematics behind special theory of Relativity.
par lui l•
Jul 15, 2017
This course is outstanding in every way. Very accessible,enjoyable and taught superbly. I can't recommend it enough.
par Aliaksandr B•
Jan 29, 2018
Very nice introductory course for those who always wanted to understand what is the spacial theory of relativity is about.
par Jose D•
May 25, 2018
Outstanding course, by far the best MOOC available. I really enjoyed listening to prof. Lagerstrom lectures and his clear explanations of a subject which is not so obvious to understand.
Jul 24, 2017
THE COURSE WAS A DELIGHT! MR. LAGERSTROM WAS AN EXCELLENT INSTRUCTOR. IT WAS A REAL PLEASURE TO SIT IN ON HIS LECTURES EACH DAY AND LEARN A DIFFICULT SUBJECT. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO ANYONE WITHOUT HESITATION. THANK YOU MR. LAGERSTROM FOR A TRULY WELL DONE COURSE.
par Kell B•
May 11, 2018