Here is an awesome opportunity for anyone to view some of the best made Mathematics instructional material ever made!!! Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you former M.I.T. / Bunker Hill professor, Herbert Gross!!!
Here I solve a Resultant Vector problem where there are 2 forces acting on an object. This is part 1 of a 2 part lecture on popular uses for vectors in problem solving and to show how to calculate the combined force exerted on an object under ideal conditions.
Here we will explore the concept of a Unit vector and some related thoughts. We will go deeper into what a vector is made of and practice an example of both creating a Unit vector and also a linear combination of i and j. As always, enjoy and feel free to give some feedback!
Here we will continue deeper into Vectors and actually plot one and discuss the formulas needed reveal the length (magnitude) and Theta (direction angle). I will solve a question by providing a 2d Vector from the given plots and also using the new found Vector to discover it’s length and angle. It is a very straight forward lecture in this series but none the less important before moving on. If there are any questions please feel free to contact me.
In this “continuous-form” lecture I will be discussing Vectors and their associated operations. At first we will explore what a vector is and what components are necessary to actual make it a vector. We will cover scalars, Magnitude, Direction Angle, and learn some useful formulas for manipulating vectors to achieve a goal. As I have written, this will be a continuous form lecture in that it will consist of numerous chronological parts. I am trying this approach for a few reasons but mainly because it can keep these Livescribe files short enough to easily view and it will serve to “compartmental-ize” the data so that any un-clear areas or topics can be easily found/viewed without much trouble. as always I hope you enjoy this lecture and invite you to feel free with any questions or comments you may have.
Below is my inaugural attempt at pencasting using my livescribe smart pen. I have recently finished the aforementioned mathematics course in which I have used this pen for all lecture notes from the class. The pen is simply amazing as a tool to maintain both the lecture and written notes in sync with each other (which can be very helpful in academic or business settings). I hope those who are in need of this lecture find it useful if not fully enlightening, and for those who are interested in a review about the pen, I may prepare a review of my experience with it soon.
Sadly I recently found out that WordPress will not support pencast files (not cool) so please forgive the added inconvenience of having to click a link.