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18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005

18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005

Maple: a comprehensive introduction Institut National de la Jeunesse et de l’Education Populaire (Injep) | Publier ses cours sur le Web rapporte des stagiaires, Éducation populaire, Technologies de l’information et de la communication Trop de formateurs rechignent à publier leurs contenus de formation sur la toile. Peur de se voir dépossédés de leurs savoirs. Pourtant ceux qui ont osé franchir le Rubicon du libre accès jugent l’investissement rentable à tous points de vue. Non c’est non ! Les gains se mesurent tant en termes de visibilité, de notoriété que d’efficacité pédagogique. Promouvoir ses compétences Rendre visible des contenus de formation en les publiant sur le Web, c’est aussi une façon de promouvoir des compétences. Recentrer les apprentissages Pour Jean-Christophe Sarrot, la publication des cours sur le Web présente un autre intérêt. L’université américaine, le Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) est sur le point d’achever un projet titanesque de mise en ligne de l’ensemble de ses cours, examens, et autres simulations dans des domaines aussi variés que l’architecture, l’urbanisme, l’ingénierie, les sciences humaines, les arts, les sciences, etc. Apitux

Light and Matter: open-source physics textbooks Extras Who's Using the Books Adoptions of Light and Matter Colleges and Universities High Schools Parker School, Kamuela, HI (Matt Hamilton) Little Axe High School, Norman, Oklahoma (Michael Dean) Orion International Academy, Pasadena, CA (John Gaines's Introduction to Physics) Ballinger High School, Ballinger, TX (Mr. Adoptions of Mechanics University of British Columbia (Profs. Pine Tree High School, Longview, Texas (Blake Sansom's AP Physics C) Ballinger High School, Ballinger, TX (Mr. Adoptions of Simple Nature Regis College (Prof. Adoptions of Special Relativity University of Peradeniya (Prof. Adoptions of Conceptual Physics University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash (Prof. Adoptions of Discover Physics Ohlone College (Otis Walton's Physics 108) Harmony Academies St. Adoptions of Fundamentals of Calculus Bellingham Technical College (Anita Peng's Math 148) Within each section above, schools are listed in reverse chronological order of adoption. Alignment with California Standards

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Hidden Video Courses in Math, Science, and Engineering » Data Wrangling Blog Hidden Video Courses in Math, Science, and Engineering Over the last few years, a large number of open courseware directories and video lecture aggregators have popped up on the web. These sites often include introductory courses and research seminars, but it can be difficult to find full courses covering advanced topics. For budgetary and copyright reasons, most upper level and smaller attendance courses are not recorded, or are only offered online for a fee. Many schools provide access-restricted videos of advanced courses to current students, but do not make them available to the wider community. What motivated me to pull this together? It is difficult to find advanced math and physics courses that fit into a full time work schedule. The approach I came up with was to load an Archos video player with video lectures from the web (an iphone would probably work just as well). Enough motivation, on with the links: Links to Advanced Courses with Complete Video Lectures: Physics Mathematics

ODE Software for MATLAB The java versions of dfield and pplane contain most of the features of the original MATLAB versions. Click on the appropriate button below to run the dfield or pplane applet. If you do not see the applet buttons above, it means that your browser is not Java 1.1.6 enabled. There are several possible reasons for this, including the following. You are running a browser that does not support Java 1.1.6, There is a firewall around your internet access, or Java has been deactivated in your browser preferences. Printing You can print the display figures from dfield and pplane using modern browsers. References The MATLAB versions of the programs dfield and pplane are described in some detail in the manual Ordinary Differential Equations using MATLAB by John Polking and David Arnold. Several textbooks on differential equations refer to and use dfield and pplane. Legal stuff dfield and pplane are copyrighted in the name of John Polking. Last modified: Weds Mar 6 2002

Linear Algebra Toolkit This Linear Algebra Toolkit is composed of the modules listed below. Each module is designed to help a linear algebra student learn and practice a basic linear algebra procedure, such as Gauss-Jordan reduction, calculating the determinant, or checking for linear independence. Click here for additional information on the toolkit. The Linear Algebra Toolkit has been written entirely in PERL.