Geoff St. Pierre's Blog (29)

Definition of a Derivative

JS Wiki Math uptdated with more video.



Statement of the definition of a derivative, geometrical motivation, and two examples of application of the definition.







I welcome other video contributers to the wiki! Participate,… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on March 19, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Video and Extending the Classroom

here is the link: JS Wiki Math


building an interactive math text. SP

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on March 18, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

MIT Open Courseware

Maybe I am behind the times here as MIT released this in 1999, but it is awesome.



One of the worlds greatest universities releasing their educational content for anyone in the world to view, study, and better themselves free of charge.



the site is: http://ocw.mit.edu



they have a lot of content; video lectures, problem sets, lecture notes, and more. Topics from many departments; Mathematics, History and many more.



I can… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 25, 2009 at 8:19pm — No Comments

Video in Wiki Maths Text

I have added video to the wiki, using EmbedVideo extension of mediawiki.



I have posted a video instructing an example of the Completing the Square technique.



I intend to record more video lessons and embed them into the math text, so it is like a book and a teacher all in one.

Of course you can not ask the video questions, but… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 24, 2009 at 5:59pm — No Comments

MediaWiki, LaTeX and teTeX

Spent the greater part of the day getting matrices and \mathbb to work on my FreeBSD/MediaWiki install.



The issue is with amsfonts. I installed the latex port, but this does not include amsfonts. Deinstalled and installed teTeX, restarted apache and voila I now have vectors, matrices, and more.





Visit: Maths to see some matrices and \mathbb's



I posted what I did in some detail to:…

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Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 20, 2009 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Learning

This came up on my random quotes; and it struck me!


Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.

Abigail Adams ( 1744 - 1818 ), 1780


cout "Geoff\n";

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 19, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Maths; Rational Functions Update.

Maths ... on the move.

Updated rational functions with some graphs from Lybniz function plotter. Also wrote some text for Vertical Asymptote section.

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 18, 2009 at 8:32am — No Comments

Updated Maths

I have updated the Maths text to include a section on completing the square; some rearranging has occurred. And I added some nice graphs; some of the graphs need to be replaced with "more professional" looking graphs.



Does anybody know of a program for Linux or Mac where I can put multiple graphs, label points, put custom labels on the x and y-axis, and export as *.png files?



I am also going to try and make… Continue

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 17, 2009 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Computer Science Text

I added a Computer Science text to the wiki. The intended audience is high school/beginning programming students. It covers C++ from a practical get yourself writing code point of view. From Hello World, to control structures, functions, and classes.

With some fun examples and eventually I will write some problem sets.

Added by Geoff St. Pierre on February 12, 2009 at 6:04pm — No Comments

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