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Free learnin' from MIT (Circuits and Electronics)

Post by Monobass » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:44 pm

Well I've enrolled, anyone else?
MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences.

The first MITx course, 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics), will be launched in an experimental prototype form. Watch this space for further upcoming courses, which will become available in Fall 2012.
http://mitx.mit.edu/#
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Re: Free learnin' from MIT (Circuits and Electronics)

Post by neilbaldwin » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:47 pm

Monobass wrote:Well I've enrolled, anyone else?
MITx will offer a portfolio of MIT courses for free to a virtual community of learners around the world. It will also enhance the educational experience of its on-campus students, offering them online tools that supplement and enrich their classroom and laboratory experiences.

The first MITx course, 6.002x (Circuits and Electronics), will be launched in an experimental prototype form. Watch this space for further upcoming courses, which will become available in Fall 2012.
http://mitx.mit.edu/#
Whoa, nice! Just what I'm looking for at the moment.

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Post by Monobass » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:53 pm

yeah I'd been looking at things like Open University... they don't even do electronics courses anymore.

I'll be fucked If I can remember the Calculus I did on my degree 18 years ago though... I spent all my time making techno, playing mario kart and smoking weed ;)

Fortunately I've mainly cut out the Mario Kart and weed these days so I might get somewhere ;)
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Post by diophantine » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:06 pm

Thanks for posting!

Does it give you any sort of syllabus or schedule when you enroll? I'm curious how much time I'd need to devote to this every week.

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Post by SOFTWIRE » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:09 pm

just signed up. hopefully the math isnt too over my head!

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Post by Monobass » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:09 pm

just the info here

https://6002x.mitx.mit.edu/#

it runs March - June, recommends 10 hours a week and this book - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ ... /ref=nosim
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Post by neilbaldwin » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:10 pm

Monobass wrote:yeah I'd been looking at things like Open University... they don't even do electronics courses anymore.

I'll be fucked If I can remember the Calculus I did on my degree 18 years ago though... I spent all my time making techno, playing mario kart and smoking weed ;)

Fortunately I've mainly cut out the Mario Kart and weed these days so I might get somewhere ;)
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I looked at OU too and you're right - no electronics.

I did read on Tim Stinchcombe's website that he did an OU course with Teeside University but it seemed like quite a commitment. :hihi:

http://www.timstinchcombe.co.uk/index.php?pge=about
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Post by SOFTWIRE » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:11 pm

it says about 10hrs a week. probly more if you suck at math like me! march 5th through june 8th

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Post by ThinLazy » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:26 pm

Thanks for info, I just enrolled too.

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Post by wavecircle » Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:28 pm

Khan Academy has all the maths you will ever need.
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Post by bkbirge » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:00 pm

I just enrolled more out of curiousity as I've got an EE anyway. But I could use a refresher, especially on PDE's. All I do lately is program.

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Post by bkbirge » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:02 pm

wavecircle wrote:Khan Academy has all the maths you will ever need.
When did it become vogue to say "maths" instead of "math" or is that just one of the many differences between English English and American English? I'm really not judging, just curious. I realize I'm old, no need to point that out to me, lol. :guinness:

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Post by Spanningtree » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:15 pm

Thanks, just enrolled too. My background is EE too but I've worked in IT for the last 20 years. Need to get my math s**t together too. Should be fun!

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Post by Joe. » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:19 pm

SOFTWIRE wrote:it says about 10hrs a week. probly more if you suck at math like me!
If you really suck at math you could use a program called "Algebra solved".
Pretty sure you could use it with most problems you encounter (there's also trigonometry solved etc).
It's pretty good as a learning tool (I got it for my sister) because it breaks down a problem step by step with explanations if you want. it would have been quite useful while i was in trade school as i was a little bit rusty (hadn't done math in years)

If you search for "Bagatrix" you'll find a file to download in no time :tu:

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Post by mome rath » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:27 pm

oh good

we can work on our maths homeworks together
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Post by diophantine » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:44 pm

Cool, thanks guys! I missed the 10h/wk thing.

Kinda a big commitment for me (considering that I'll be gone a couple weeks during that time), but no matter, it should still be good for me. I've been seriously teaching myself electronics the past couple years, so this will be good. (I learned to read schematics as a kid, but my year of EE in university was horrible: who cares what a voltage divider does, you've just gotta know how the electrons are flowing, and how many of them there are! :confused: )
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wavecircle wrote:Khan Academy has all the maths you will ever need.
When did it become vogue to say "maths" instead of "math" or is that just one of the many differences between English English and American English? I'm really not judging, just curious. I realize I'm old, no need to point that out to me, lol. :guinness:
US/UK/European thing, yup! Same with info/infos.

I'll sometimes say maths/infos, but only because I've worked with & communicate with a lot of folks from Europe.

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Post by decaying.sine » Mon Feb 13, 2012 8:25 pm

I just signed up too. Forum handle will be decayingsine for the course. This probably will not go well, but maybe I can throw spitballs from the back of the classroom.
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Post by wavecircle » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:55 am

Enrolled!
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wavecircle wrote:Khan Academy has all the maths you will ever need.
When did it become vogue to say "maths" instead of "math" or is that just one of the many differences between English English and American English? I'm really not judging, just curious. I realize I'm old, no need to point that out to me, lol. :guinness:
I am British, therefore I use the correct parlance. :)

"Math" :doh: gets on my nerves.
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Post by msprigings » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:03 am

I'm going to give it a whirl but I was an art major in college. Stuff like differential equations makes me want to vomit. :bang:

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Post by Monobass » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:31 am

wavecircle wrote:
bkbirge wrote:
wavecircle wrote:Khan Academy has all the maths you will ever need.
When did it become vogue to say "maths" instead of "math" or is that just one of the many differences between English English and American English? I'm really not judging, just curious. I realize I'm old, no need to point that out to me, lol. :guinness:
I am British, therefore I use the correct parlance. :)

"Math" :doh: gets on my nerves.
Yeah Math gets on my nerves far more than it should :)

'Legos' too. The plural of Lego is clearly Lego 8_)

Also, no one (in the UK at least) ever says 'infos'.

Also it's Aluminium.

Glad we got that all sorted. :mrgreen:
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Post by ben jah men » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:45 am

thanks for the reminder. enrolled.

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Post by samuraipizzacat29 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:09 am

Thanks for the share.

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Post by decaying.sine » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:30 am

samuraipizzacat29 wrote:I'm not a fan of spitballs but maybe my paper airplanes can air freight them around the room for you.
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Post by Clockgate » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:14 pm

Just signed up :hyper:

I have a degree in electronics and work in the sector, but haven't used a lot of the basic stuff in years. It will be great revision, but mainly I want a certificate from MIT!
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Post by Luka » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:32 pm

i just enrolled too - if nothing else i can dust off my math skills :)

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