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Fully worked problems videos?

  1. Mar 31, 2013 #1
    Hello, I'm on a math and physics home study pilgrimmage and what I like the best are youtube-like videos where a physics or math problem is presented for you the viewer to work out while you pause the video, and then the presenter actually goes through the problem step by step. Like the guy at mathtutordvd.com, if anyone has seen him. He's great, but I've already gone through all his videos.

    You'd think there would be a lot of these around, but actually there are not. The vast majority of instructional video's of, say, the Khan Academy type are simply tutorials on a given topic with perhaps a single worked problem as an example. What you don't get in many of these videos is a problem presented to you to work out first, or better yet a series of problems, and then a step by step explanation and full working through of the problem. Any references/links would be much appreciated.

    Also, I wasn't sure where to post this so please move thread if in wrong section. I am not allowed to post in the education materials section for some reason.
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  3. Mar 31, 2013 #2
    What topics do you want it to cover?
  4. Mar 31, 2013 #3
    PatrickJMT on youtube
  5. Mar 31, 2013 #4
    It's not so much the topic as it is the format. I've included a couple example videos of what I'm talking about. Most instructional videos will give a tutorial on a subject/topic and will work you through perhaps only a single sample problem before moving on to the next topic, without giving you a chance to tackle a problem on your own before walking you through the solution. As we all know, the real learning comes from you doing a few problems yourself. This is what is missing from these you-tube like videos, and even the filmed class lectures.

    But other than that, now I'm working mostly on multivariable calculus, linear algebra, DE's, classical and quantum physics.

    Also, thanks for the PatrickJMT lead, DrummingAtom.


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