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Old 10th January 2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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Talking MIT posts loads of free courses on their site!

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"Many people may not know that MIT has initiated OpenCourseWare, an initiative to share all of their educational resources with the public. This generous act is intended (in classical MIT style) to make knowledge free, open, and available. It's a great resource for people looking to improve their knowledge of our world. OpenCourseWare should prove exceptionally beneficial to those who may not be able to afford the quality of education offered at a school like MIT. Here's a link to all currently available courses. It is expected that by the end of the year every course offered at MIT will be available on the OpenCourseWare site, including lecture notes, homework assignments, and exams. OpenCourseWare is not offered to replace collegiate education, but rather to spread knowledge freely."

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There are loads of electronics classes and CS classes relevent to DIY audio
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Old 10th January 2007, 09:17 AM   #2
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Sweet!!!!

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Old 11th January 2007, 01:33 AM   #3
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OK. but now, comes the nightmare of what Sy, I_F, et al...have been not so gently hinting to me about, and it is a NEW angle. A bunch of charlatans claiming to be "Educated by MIT", instead of "Educated AT MIT". Should be fun to see how they word it to sneak past folks guard.

Don't get me wrong, it's going to be fun and I'll likely take a shot at some of it, fer sur. Good Stuff!
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Old 11th January 2007, 01:42 AM   #4
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These are some pretty solid courses. Once you're done with the classical mechanics, E&M, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, and statistical physics (and that means doing ALL the problems), you'll be equipped with the basic tools and not have to rely on half-understood comic book stuff.

That said, I'd still strongly recommend the Feynman Lectures. His approach to the material is at once novel, elegant, and beautiful.
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Old 11th January 2007, 02:17 AM   #5
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right. Nice, Sy. Eat worms and all that stuff.

We'll cease and desist, I hope. Remember, I said..I have data that you don't have. I'd love to share, but suspect you won't look at it. I'm multi dexterous, can even write with my feet, etc, and and am neurally wired out the wazoo. I can and have excelled at mathematics. I simply don't care for it.

If you really wanna have fun, try the mega test and the ultra test.

There is this one humorus note from the website, though: "In my mind the Mega Test was well-suited for its original readership (Omni). However, of all of Hoeflin's tests and all of the IEQ tests on your website, the Mega Test seemed to be the most likely to reinforce the poor self-image that oftentimes attracts a person to such a test in the first place."

I'll likely peruse the courses..see what they offer, could prove interesting.
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That said, I'd still strongly recommend the Feynman Lectures. His approach to the material is at once novel, elegant, and beautiful.
I took some physics courses as an undergrad and definitely
enjoyed Feynman Vol 1 & 3. (We used Purcell's book
for E&M.)

Our lab instructor gave us all copies of
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman" for some fun reading.

Then came one day when our TA announced that Feynman
had died.

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I'm waiting with baited breath to see if they meet with your lofty standards. Do you read with your feet as well?

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Purcell is great. I wanted to buy one to replace my long-lost copy, but when I checked the price on Amazon... ouch.

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Diet of worms? You're confusing me with a Lutheran.
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That said, I'd still strongly recommend the Feynman Lectures. His approach to the material is at once novel, elegant, and beautiful.
Feynman is on my list of favorite physicists. His approach to all his problems was so intuitive, we can all learn so much from him. I loved 'The Pleasure of Finding Things Out' as a kid.


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