Why did you make these videos?

My student Ryan Muller was developing an online learning platform and asked if I'd be interested in recording my Analysis lectures as YouTube videos to embed in it. After some initial hesitancy, I agreed. But after putting them up, I began getting appreciative e-mails from around the world. So I decided to leave them on YouTube. You can see Ryan's online learning platform at the Learnstream/Rudinium tab above.

What textbook do you use?

We use the classic text Principles of Mathematical Analysis by Walter Rudin, and cover the first half of the textbook (Chapter 1 to 5, and part of Chapter 7).  You can see what problems I assign at my Course Webpage tab above.

I wish the resolution were better.

Me too. But that was the technology we had... the recording equipment (mounted in the ceiling of the lecture hall) only records at a lower resolution. But check out Rudinium if you would like to see some notes to go with the videos.

Is your course a MOOC?

Technically, no.  We made these videos before the word MOOC (massively open online classes) became a buzzword.  Usually a MOOC has a participation and feedback component and involves a large number of students all working on the same course schedule.  My real analysis videos are intended to supplement your own learning.

Have you been using the videos in a 'flipped classroom'?

No, but you are welcome to. One downside to the videos is that the resolution is not that great, so the blackboard writing is hard to read. Also, the material has not been broken into the bite-size chunks that some flipped classroom models use.  But I imagine some instructors have been using it this way, nonetheless --- it has been neat to see how popular the videos have been in Sierra Leone.  :-)

Why did you link your "Guide to Good Math Writing" above?

Learning to communicate mathematics effectively is one of the goals of my Real Analysis course at Harvey Mudd College.  The handout is my guide to help students think about their writing.

Are you going to do videos for Analysis II?

There are no current plans to do this.  We would first need better resources for classroom video capture.  But I may do other online projects... stay tuned.  :-)

How do I stay tuned to your other projects?

You can follow me on Twitter.  Or check my homepage periodically.

Can I write you e-mail?

I welcome e-mail, especially stories of how you found the videos useful in your own life situation.  If you write, please tell me the country you are writing from, and a little bit about your situation and background.  (Are you in college, or have no access to college?  Are you a non-traditional student?  etc.)  Although I may be slow to respond, I do read every e-mail carefully.

How can I thank you?

If you found the videos helpful, you can 'like' the videos on YouTube.  And for more math fun, you might enjoy my 'Math Fun Facts' app.