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!
por Kiran K•
Mar 10, 2017
Good course for introduction to special relativity. I expected more related to E=mc^2 derivation.
por Tiffany O M B - R•
May 02, 2017
Than You so much this course has really influenced my life at such great heights
It has also made me give more recognition to our Bible Family for all their great accomplishments.
Jun 22, 2017
The course was really good. But the discussion forum was not pleasant. Due to the unruly behaviour of this person named Thomas Lahn
por luis a g s•
Oct 12, 2017
I think a chapter on momentum and energy conservation would be interesting, I liked the examples and the treatment of the paradoxes, very good course.
por Bhushan J•
Aug 09, 2017
In my view the course was a great exposure to Special Theory of Relativity and superbly conducted by Prof. Lagerstrom. I think some more rigor could be brought into as 'optional modules' and in the optional problem sets. There are some places where explanation could be elaborated or made clearer further in my view. Nonetheless for anyone who wants to know something about Special Theory (and vet intellectual appetite further), I would recommend this is a good place to start. Thank you!
por John R•
Sep 16, 2017
Excellent presentation, clearly explained in generic language some of the esoteric concepts of the Special Theory of Relativity. In my Physics IV class, fifty years ago, we called this "Science Fiction I." I enjoyed the course. Only downside, I would think that a University with the standing of Stanford would produce a presentation that would use digital graphics instead of a white board and dry erase marker. With the capabilities of computer programming, this course could be greatly enhanced in the audio/visual area.
por Ilan M•
Sep 24, 2017
The course gives you a good qualitative understantding of special relativity as well as the historical context in which Einstein came up with the theory. The course is easy to engage with, even if you don't have much physics knowledge.
por Alexander S•
Mar 26, 2017
I disliked really slow speed of formulas derivation, simple operations like cancelling out terms are done in multiple steps. Like for children that only starting study mathematics. Otherwise great course!
por Floris v d P•
Dec 09, 2016
A comprehensive introduction to the subject, somewhat spoiled by the unrelenting reiteration of the most basics concepts in the earlier parts of the course. A bit of a pity, since the lecturer is a fairly engaging speaker when he is not busy interrupting the flow of his argument with mind–numbing repetition.
por Lee H•
Aug 16, 2017
Well taught and structured course, gives a more quantitative understanding of some of the outcomes.
por Ritvik A•
Nov 23, 2017
It's a good course to start understanding Relativistic Physics. Nothing rigorous though.
The lectures are amazingly easy to understand. Overall liked it.
por Mahesh u•
Feb 21, 2017
Not much of mathematical inclination. But the Prof. is really of high standard and he makes sure that you understand everything by the end of any topic as he will run by each topic more than once. Its an introductory course but induces a great amount of interest to learn more!
por Callum B•
Jul 04, 2018
Really good to get a grasp of what relativity is all about
por Rajendraprasadbabu M•
Jul 19, 2019
a little bit more advanced required.
por Frantisek B•
Sep 12, 2019
Love the course as its a interesting insight into the world of physics.
What i dont think was effective was the multiple choice quizzes as you could just glide through them without applying the knowledge you learned in any new way.
por Jullian K•
Oct 02, 2018
This course is just okay. The professor seemed nice and explained the concepts well. However it takes a painstaking long hours just to proceed to the next material(if you aren’t skipping stuff) as he just keeps over-explaining. The problems are far too easy , if you want to do relativity from a quantitative standpoint. Also,my biggest complaint is the introduction, which lasts for about 3 hours. And it takes around middle of the 2nd week to get started. I get it, make haste slow, but not to a crawl.
Mar 04, 2017
Rather easy questions and not many difficult ones even in the optional exercises.
por John G•
Jun 26, 2017
Can't believe this course is taught to Stanford students (or any college students). The lecturer is soooo repetitive. He tells you what he's going to tell you, then he tells you and then he recaps. And he summarizes it all at the start of the next lecture. And there's a separate summary lecture at the end of each week. That said, he explains the material well. Cut the lectures by 2/3 and you'll have a 5-star course.
por Peter O•
May 18, 2018
The course was too simple and the derivations too slow. I expected more involved math and harder quizzes.
por Peter Z•
Feb 15, 2017
The professor is so slow I have to have him at 1.5x speed when listening to his lecture and am still falling asleep. I am very interested Special Theory of RElativity but I ll just get a book. Will be faster.
por sandesh k•
May 17, 2017
por Paul I•
Jan 18, 2017