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Calculus Videos?

  1. Dec 22, 2004 #1
    Has anyone seen these calculus videos? If so, are they any good? How do they compare with college lectures? Thanks.

    http://www.graspmath.com/graspmath/calculus.html [Broken]

    This site also has algebra, trig, geometry, and other math videos. Has anyone seen any of these??? Are they any good?


    Does anyone know of any decent video lectures on higher-level mathematics, such as Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Abstract Algebra, etc, etc, etc. Or physics lecture videos?

    I'm interested in video lectures that are basically the same as college lectures. Not watered down lectures intended for complete idiots.

    P.S. I'm already aware of The Teaching Company. I have some of theirs already. :approve:

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  3. Dec 22, 2004 #2

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    Maybe the MIT OpenCourseWare in Mathematics?
    Have you looked at those?

    (actually I don't see the videos anymore. I was pretty certain that there were some digitized video lectures on the site - but maybe I am not looking in the right place.)
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  4. Dec 22, 2004 #3

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    oh, wait - here's some for the Differential Eqs class:
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-03Spring2004/VideoLectures/index.htm [Broken]
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  5. Dec 22, 2004 #4
    And the Linear Algebra course has them too ^^^ 18.06.

    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-06Linear-AlgebraFall2002/VideoLectures/index.htm [Broken]

    Gah, those looks expensive NeutronStar =/
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  6. Dec 22, 2004 #5
    http://gse.uml.edu/calculus/default.htm [Broken]
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  7. Dec 22, 2004 #6
    So kewl!

    Thanks! I was particularly looking for Diff Eqs. and Linear Alg. too!!! :!!)

    This is so kewl. :cool:

    I'd like to watch the calculus I, II or III courses over again too just to refresh ideas. Even precalc, trig or algebra classes!

    Keep em coming!!! :biggrin:

    Any Differential Geometry? I'll take anything I can get! How about quantum physics? Electromagnetics? QFT? :bugeye:
  8. Dec 22, 2004 #7
    MIT OpenCourseware also has physics course in Motion and Electricity and Magentism...
  9. Dec 22, 2004 #8
    This is as good a place as any, I guess... Does anyone know how to save streaming video? I have no problem leaving my petty 56k connection downloading stuff for hours, but I don't enjoy trying to watch videos that stall every 2 mins. :frown:
  10. Dec 22, 2004 #9
    I second that!!!

    Before I downloaded Real Player I was given the option to save the streaming video to disk as a file. But after I downloaded Real Player I don't get that option anymore, instead the Real Player automatically launches and starts streaming video! :grumpy:

    I looked in the preferrences under the Tools menu but can't seem to find a way to stop this nonsense!

    I want to download the files whole, then watch them later like Daster. :approve:
  11. Dec 22, 2004 #10


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    The "http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Electrical-Engineering-and-Computer-Science/6-641Electromagnetic-Fields--Forces--and-MotionSpring2003/Videos/index.htm [Broken] " futb0l was talking about.

    Please post them if you find any more on MIT's website.
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  12. Dec 22, 2004 #11
    To save a streaming video you must use a program to do so. I use one called HiDownload. It takes a little while to actually stream the whole thing and the files are big, so be prepared to burn away. I fit about five or six hour-long real video lectures per cd. Can't recall where I got the program from, but it works like a charm. :biggrin:
  13. Dec 22, 2004 #12
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-01Physics-IFall1999/VideoLectures/index.htm [Broken]
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Physics/8-02Electricity-and-MagnetismSpring2002/CourseHome/index.htm [Broken]

    Mathematical Methods for Engineers:
    http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-085Mathematical-Methods-for-Engineers-IFall2002/VideoLectures/index.htm [Broken]

    You can record them using RM Recorder. =)

    EDIT: Oooh houserichichi that one looks neat http://www.majorgeeks.com/download1819.html . Thanks :smile:

    http://www.wmrecorder.com/rm_recorder.php [Broken] <-- RM Recorder :redface:

    Gah, does anyone know of any software for linux that can do it ? can't find any :frown:
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  14. Dec 22, 2004 #13
    I already tried HiDownload on professor Strang's lectures. It downloads them to two seperate .rm files, and when I try to view them I get blank screens with audio but no video (video pops in at the 25min mark!). And when I try it on professor Mattuck's lectures, it doesn't download them at all!

    Does RM Recorder record stalls too?
  15. Dec 23, 2004 #14
    :frown: :frown: :frown: :frown:

    Well, this all sounded really great, but I'm not having any luck with Real Player at all. Everything is too broken up, and sometimes the sound isn't even syncronized with the video.

    I even tried downloading the RM Recorder but I can't seem to get it to record anything. So while the lectures look like they might be interesting, the computer technology doesn't seem to be up to the job.

    I wonder if these lectures can be purchased on CDs from MIT?
  16. Dec 23, 2004 #15
    Well - the differential equations doesn't work with HiDownload somehow - but 801 Motion and 802 E&M works with HiDownload - it even works with Flashget :)
  17. Dec 23, 2004 #16
    Curse, I'd never tried it on the diffyq site before. The source for those files begins with rtsf:// rather than http://. [Broken] Not sure what rtsf stands for but I suspect that's why since every other file I've ripped off the net was from some http site.

    One thing to keep in mind with hidownload (sorry it's so off topic guys :redface: ) is when you click the new download button, change "Threads" to 1 rather than the default 2. But if someone has better luck with the DE site let me know because I'd like those lectures too.
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  21. Feb 19, 2005 #20
    The new spring lectures is up on http://gse.uml.edu/calculus/default.htm [Broken]. Personally, I think Brent is a very funny and interesting teacher.
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