As you might recall, I’m spending a chunk of this summer designing a multivariable calc course. The oft repeated phrase of the moment: GACK! This is a mini-challenge, because not only am I trying to plan out the curriculum, but I have to refresh my poor, atrophied brain which hasn’t touched “multi” (as I fondly nicknamed it) in forever. (Well, erm, 9 years, anyway.)
I spent yesterday searching the net for resources to have at my fingertips when designing the course. And to keep them all organized — in one place — I created a website to house it all.
My Multivariable Calculus Resource Webpage: multivariablecalculus.wordpress.com
I’m actually really proud of it, even though it’s still a work in progress. So if you have any interest, hop on by. Things of notice:
- Nine different free multivariable calc textbooks (!) are available online
- There are loads of great applets to visualize things like div, grad, curl, line and surface integrals, etc.
- There isn’t a set of free videos that I could find that go through major concepts in multivariable calc
- gnuplot is an incredibly powerful graphing utility