Linear Systems and Optimization: Introduction to Linear Dynamical Systems
Introduction to applied linear algebra and linear dynamical systems, with applications to circuits, signal processing, communications, and control systems. Topics include: Least-squares aproximations of over-determined equations and least-norm solutions of underdetermined equations. Symmetric matrices, matrix norm and singular value decomposition. Eigenvalues, left and right eigenvectors, and dynamical interpretation. Matrix exponential, stability, and asymptotic behavior. Multi-input multi-outp
Linear Systems and Optimization: Convex Optimization I
Concentrates on recognizing and solving convex optimization problems that arise in engineering. Convex sets, functions, and optimization problems. Basics of convex analysis. Least-squares, linear and quadratic programs, semidefinite programming, minimax, extremal volume, and other problems. Optimality conditions, duality theory, theorems of alternative, and applications. Interiorpoint methods. Applications to signal processing, control, digital and analog circuit design, computational geometry,
Photographs of Lewis Hine: Documentation of Child Labor
This lesson encourages students to analyze dozens of photographs taken in the early 1900s depicting working conditions for child laborers. This lesson correlates to the National History Standards and the National Standards for Civics and Social Sciences. It has cross-curricular connections with history, government, language arts, and business law.
Ocean Surface Topography From Space: El Nino/La Nina and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation
Materials presented here are intended to help the learner understand the complex interactions between the oceans and the atmosphere that affect global weather and climate events. Users may learn how data from the TOPEX/Poseidon and Jason-1 satellites provide monitoring of oceanic conditions that may produce El-Nino/La Nina events, and help track the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO), a long-term oceanic fluctuation. A selection of links to related sites is included.
"From Molecules to Behavior: Synaptic Neurophysiology, Spring 2010"
"Like transistors in a computer, synapses perform complex computations and connect the brain's non-linear processing elements (neurons) into a functional circuit. Understanding the role of synapses in neuronal computation is essential to understanding how the brain works. In this course students will be introduced to cutting-edge research in the field of synaptic neurophysiology. The course will cover such topics as synapse formation, synaptic function, synaptic plasticity, the roles of synapses
Basic Algebra : Substituting Values Into an Algebraic Expression
Substituting values into an algebraic expression in mathematics is easier to do if the numbers the values represent are given ahead of time. Understand algebraic expressions in math with assistance from a math teacher in this video on mathematics.
Expert: Jimmy Chang
Bio: Jimmy Chang has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for nearly a decade. He has a master's degree in math, and his specialties include calculus, algebra, liberal arts, math and trigonometry.
Lugosi teaches math - convergence of series 2
In part 2 of Béla Lugosi's lecture on convergence of series, he continues to discuss integration of the limit function in these series or sequences. He then goes further into applying these into power series. This is a video for advanced math students who are well into Calculus and Calculus II.
Algebra: Formulas From Geometry
Digits and Place Value (Part 1)
This video indicates it is for pre-algebra, but it is good for all levels, beginning, for those who need extra help, or those who need to review. This video is good and contains humor along with the lesson. Reviews what digits are, then goes into what the different place values are. This also contains what the place values are on the other side of the decimal. Then examples are gone through, they also go through the written number (long word form). Video is good quality and good for all st
Digits and Place Value (Part 2)
This video indicates it is for Pre-Algebra, however this would be good for anyone who is reviewing or learning place value. In this video they talk about the expanded form of the number and how to read and write the number. They explain how to break down the number into expanded form, then they write it in expanded form. They do a few examples to help you understand. Then they write the number in expanded form and you have write the number in numerical form. Video is good quality and good
Florence Nightingale Biography, Part I
This is an animated biography from the Discovery Channel Education series. This series is aimed at older elementary school children. Florence Nightingale was a "pioneering English nurse, writer and noted statistician. Florence Nightingale's most famous contribution came during the Crimean War, which became her central focus when reports began to filter back to Britain about the horrific conditions for the wounded"(Wikipedia, 2009).
The History of World War One 1914-1918
The History of World War One 1914-1918. This is a very short video that goes over the major events about the war. Real footage provides insights into the conditions. Good for students about the study this time period.
All Systems Go - Interactive Site
In this interactive activity from Kinetic City, Arnold is missing all of his organ systems. The organs of the human body are critical for maintaining conditions that are necessary for life, and must operate in concert with each other to do their jobs. Help Arnold identify these important organ systems and put them back into his body where they belong. Site includes descriptions of each organ, video, and a game with timer.
Basic Derivative Examples
Basic Derivative Examples - A few examples of finding derivatives for 'easy' functions. Appropriate for a student in Algebra 1 or Algebra 2.. For high school students. Seasoned math instructor demonstates on white board.
Applications of Percent
In this video they show to use a percent structure to solve many percentage problems. The structure is "A percent of a total is a portion." Then they break it down into an equation, percentage times total is equal to the portion. They go through a number of examples. The formula is good and can be used at any level, but the word problems are definitely pre-algebra. Video is good quality and good for all students as a review or initial learning of the topic.
Saturn's Mysterious Moons
Note: English subtitles. Some 900 million miles from the Sun in the outer regions of our Solar System orbiting the planet Saturnlies a mysterious world. Enceladus is enveloped in ice. Because nearly all of the sunlight that manages to hit its surface is reflected back into space, its one of the brightest objects in the solar system. It turns out that this distant outpost may harbor subsurface oceans and pre-conditions for life.
Human Anatomy - Appendix
This is a short (1:44), computer-animated video concerning the structure and function of the appendix. This video has English captions at the bottom of the screen.
Note: During the summary the word 'learned' is spelled incorrectly.
From an outsider's perspective, storm chasing might appear to involve hours and hours of boredom, accentuated by a few moments of unimaginable excitement — or terror — depending on one's love or fear of tornadoes. But to tornado researchers, the effort and expense they expend in search of a single tornado-producing storm reflect the importance of these events in terms of their impact on lives and property. This video segment adapted from NOVA follows some of the scientists who study these vi
Cow Eye Dissection
This interactive activity adapted from the Exploratorium delves into the structure and function of the vertebrate eye. Follow a videotaped dissection of a cow eye and then compare and contrast what you've seen with an interactive diagram of the human eye.
The Anatomy of the Central Nervous System
This is an excellent, concise video giving information through simple animation and commentary. A quote from the video: "The nervous system is a complex network of nerve cells and nerve fibers spread throughout the body. Its function is to interpret, store, and respond to information received from inside and outside."