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The first and still best course I have taken online. Keith Devlin inspires beyond belief. His little companion book was amazingly helpful as well. If you are willing to work and think hard, then this course has a ton to offer. Thank you, Prof. Devlin!
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This has to be one of the best MOOCs I have taken so far. Professor Ronen is an amazing instructor and the way he and his team interact with students in the forums is mind-boggling. They changed parts of the course on feedback while we were still taking it and responded not only to creative discussions on the discussion board, but also to problems one might have with the homework assignments.
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Even though I'm taking this course with a lot of previous exposure to Calculus, I am more than enjoying it. Jim Fowler presents Calculus in a new way - he is energetic and inspiring, while still getting in a lot of what makes Calculus so incredibly powerful. This is an amazing course and I am certain that anybody who is introduced to Calculus via this course will gain a very deep understanding compared to what one gets in a lot of offline courses.
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This course is BRILLIANT! Calculus has never been so elegantly put and this course has deepened my understanding of parts of mathematics that one wouldn't expect in a Calculus class! If you have had previous exposure to Calculus and do not fear working HARD, then this course will reward you with an amazing instructor, brilliant videos and of course: an extension to the most powerful mathematics we have ever devised. Thank you, Professor Ghrist.
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A very solid and innovative introductory physics course focusing on Newtonian mechanics and basic conservation principles. The absolute highlights of this course were the Labs, in which we even got to use extremely interesting software to create computer models. It certainly required some work to complete but it was well worth it.
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A brief introduction to Newtonian mechanics built around everyday objects. It was a highly enjoyable course with a wonderful instructor. Everybody who has not had a lot of exposure to physics yet can jump right in with this course.
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A brilliant course with a brilliant instructor about one the most brilliant people who ever lived. I had already had exposure to the Special Theory of Relativity before, so I think I can rightfully say that this was a very good introduction. It may at times be a little difficult for people who are not used to a bit of abstract thinking but sticking to it is definitely worth it. The companion book to the course "The Young Einstein" is a very readable biography of Einstein's early years - well worth reading.
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A very brief, but nonetheless satisfying, introduction. Recommended for anybody who has a vague interest in Philosophy and would like to know more about what kinds of problems are addressed and how philosophers go about trying to answer them.
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Nothing short of a masterpiece MOOC. Professor Mitchell has a very unique way of teaching - his lectures excite and calm at the same time. The course gave an overview of multiple theories of the self and touched on many different historical and contemporary branches of philosophy and psychology in doing so. I also want to highly recommend Professor Mitchell's book "Engaging Philosophy", which delves a little deeper into some of the subjects that were covered in the lectures.
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A very solid course with an excellent instructor. I would've wanted some more details at some points and the course would have felt more complete if it had gone on for a few more weeks but in general I can recommend this to anybody who is interested in Astrobiology - which should be everybody, really. That said, it was a relatively easy course and no prerequisites were required.