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JamesJ

  • 2 years ago

Hi guys. If you have not already joined the edX bandwagon, there's a great upcoming physics course: https://www.edx.org/courses/MITx/8.02x/2013_Spring/about Hope to see you there!

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  1. UnkleRhaukus
    • 2 years ago
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    AWSOME! iv'e watch the many of the lectures '07 lectures already but actually participating in the course will ensure i actually 'do the homework'. Walter Lewin is fantastic, (post a comment so i can give you a medal)

  2. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Yes, it will be great. This is old ground for me but it's good to go over it again.

  3. UnkleRhaukus
    • 2 years ago
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    https://www.edx.org/ seems allot like https://www.coursera.org/

  4. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    They are similar, to be sure. I've done courses on both sites--as well as udacity.com--all are great. But I would say that the edX courses are bit more evolved. Here are a couple of articles about massive open online courses (MOOCs): http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?pagewanted=all http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/friedman-revolution-hits-the-universities.html

  5. AravindG
    • 2 years ago
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    is this course free?

  6. UnkleRhaukus
    • 2 years ago
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    yes!

  7. AravindG
    • 2 years ago
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    So what are the benefits if we ask such a course?

  8. AravindG
    • 2 years ago
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    *enter not ask

  9. UnkleRhaukus
    • 2 years ago
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    Knowledge is power

  10. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Mostly it is that you learn a lot. What you turn that into afterwards is up to you.

  11. AravindG
    • 2 years ago
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    and during registration they are asking for mailing address. What should I fill in there ?

  12. rajathsbhat
    • 2 years ago
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    Plus, I think you get a certificate of completion.

  13. AravindG
    • 2 years ago
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    do they sent us material ?

  14. UnkleRhaukus
    • 2 years ago
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    your postal address, ie where your snail-mail goes

  15. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Aravind, go and look at the site yourself. You will see that you do NOT have to supply a physical address. Just an e-mail address.

  16. AravindG
    • 2 years ago
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    ok thanks :)

  17. Mashy
    • 2 years ago
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    Yayyyyyy... amazing.. any other such courses for other parts of physisc?? Classical mechanics.. heat and thermodynamics quantum mechanics and relativity?

  18. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Not yet. See edx.org for all courses there ... and coursera.org for theirs

  19. ParthKohli
    • 2 years ago
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    I personally prefer only Udacity for we can take our time to complete.

  20. aamirkhan834
    • 2 years ago
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    where from i get the cours.............?

  21. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Click on the link above!!

  22. aamirkhan834
    • 2 years ago
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    and books.....?

  23. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Did you click on the link? Read everything there. It answers the questions about text books and materials.

  24. NotTim
    • 2 years ago
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    There should be a method to store questions/things on Openstudy so that you can refer back to it later.

  25. henpen
    • 2 years ago
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    I assume the lecture watching is to be at any time during the week, and the 2002 lecture videos will be used? (The FAQ doesn't enlighten me here, I *have* looked). Also, at the moment I am finding secondary school insufferably boring for having read years earlier the concepts being covered now. Does this problem scale to university (that is, with enrolling in this course, will I suffer the same boredom later on)? This is purely pragmatic, I find the subject matter fascinating.

  26. JamesJ
    • 2 years ago
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    Whether doing this course now will result in you being bored later, which of us can say? As for the lecture materials, it is likely that they will be reworked somehow, as they were for 6.002x. Time will tell.

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