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claymisher
08-11-2009, 01:22 AM
I've just spent the last half hour watching little math tutorials on youtube. This guy is terrific:

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Who knew that differential equations were so easy to (re)learn! Anyway, if you know a kid who's taking math she or he should check it out.

TwinSwords
08-11-2009, 07:29 AM
Very cool. Thanks for the link.

Starwatcher162536
08-11-2009, 08:52 AM
Might I reccomend MIT's opencourseware videos? Stanford has some excellent ones as well.

A few examples of the ones I have watched, I can gurantee you will be satisfied with the quality:


This one, presented by Levin, is to an intro physics class. Even if you are familiar with the material presented, its fairly entertaining to just kick back with a beer and let it wash over you
Here you go (http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectures/index.htm)

This one, presented by Strang, is over linear algebra. Was good enough for a dumbass like me!
Here ya go (http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-06Spring-2005/VideoLectures/detail/lecture14.htm)

This one, explains why frequency domains are ftw. Its one of the Stanford ones. Here you go (http://see.stanford.edu/see/lecturelist.aspx?coll=84d174c2-d74f-493d-92ae-c3f45c0ee091)

Whether you are a freshman, or some grad student dealing with things I can't even imagine, I am willing to bet MIT or stanford have whole loads of material on your little niche.

Me&theboys
08-11-2009, 11:40 AM
I've just spent the last half hour watching little math tutorials on youtube. This guy is terrific:

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Who knew that differential equations were so easy to (re)learn! Anyway, if you know a kid who's taking math she or he should check it out.

Thanks! What a great site. May not attempt to relearn calculus, but will probably spend some time with the stats and econ parts. Certainly should help my kids and their friends.

claymisher
08-11-2009, 12:21 PM
Thanks! What a great site. May not attempt to relearn calculus, but will probably spend some time with the stats and econ parts. Certainly should help my kids and their friends.

The nice thing about the Khan vids is that they're made for the web medium and that they're paced in 10 minute increments. I really like the narrator's voice, and in the vids I've seen he's good about emphasizing what's really going on and pointing out the bits that aren't as complicated as they seem. He's pretty good at explaining the notation, which is always what I have the most trouble with.

Starw, Lewin is a famous internet celebrity now! There was even an article about him in the NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/19/education/19physics.html

Simon Willard
08-11-2009, 05:06 PM
I've just spent the last half hour watching little math tutorials on youtube. This guy is terrific:

http://www.khanacademy.org/



He is good. I wish the graphics were better.

TwinSwords
08-11-2009, 07:06 PM
So - does anyone know of any good, free tutorials for web development, e.g., HTML, Javascript, VBScript, Visual Basic, and, most importantly, ASP.NET?

I have two teams at work that I need to get trained in these technologies (especially ASP.NET), and could use some good videos if anyone knows of any.