Linear Algebra on Khan Academy: Have you ever wondered what the difference is between speed and velocity? Ever try to visualize in four dimensions or six or seven? Linear algebra describes things in two dimensions, but many of the concepts can be extended into three, four or more. Linear algebra implies two dimensional reasoning, however, the concepts covered in linear algebra provide the basis for multi-dimensional representations of mathematical reasoning. Matrices, vectors, vector spaces, transformations, eigenvectors/values all help us to visualize and understand multi dimensional concepts. This is an advanced course normally taken by science or engineering majors after taking at least two semesters of calculus (although calculus really isn’t a prereq) so don’t confuse this with regular high school algebra.

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First year Master’s student Mark Dekker filmed his daily activities at the university and explain why he chose Climate Physics, stressing the uniquely broad and international character of the programme. For more information about the Climate Physics Master’s programme see www.uu.nl/masters/climate.

Please visit twuphysics.org for videos and supplemental material by topic. These physics lesson videos include lectures, physics demonstrations, and problem-solving. Ms. Twu’s AP Physics B / AP Physics 1 and 2 lesson videos are designed for students who have never had physics before. These videos are also used for “flipped classroom” teaching at Eleanor Roosevelt…

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