Yes, it is très cool.
Didn't you notice that all those threads about Gilbert Strang's linear algebra lecture videos a while back were from the same source?
March 5th, 2007 10:16pm
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March 5th, 2007 10:23pm
holy shit, search works again?
March 5th, 2007 10:25pm
They made this available in 2005 and you have just learned about it?
March 5th, 2007 10:43pm
FUCK ME! CoT Search has worked since 2005? WHY WASN'T I TOLD?
March 5th, 2007 10:49pm
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March 6th, 2007 5:20am
So that's why you kept deleting "How to Search" from the sidebar.
March 6th, 2007 9:06am
Open Courseware's been around for a while, but the news here is that the whole curriculum for everything will be up by the end of the year, which is interesting.
It doesn't really mean that you have access to the whole course though. I've gone through a couple of the courses and it's pretty rough going based on the materials they have. Would help tremendously to buy the textbooks to go along, and have someone to beat you or something if you don't finish assignments. Then, you're done but you don't know if your solution is any good since there's no one around to say. Or you are stuck on something and there is no one to answer your questions.
In general, I think you are better off getting a really good book and just working through it.
However, for much of the world with internet access this is a fantastic opportunity. Imagine someone in Eritrea or whatever awful backwater country learning something useful from these sites. And probably best in the long run not to have to move to Massachusetts anyway. Brrrr!
March 6th, 2007 2:12pm