Introduction to Vectors by Christopher C. Tisdell PDF

Introduction to Vectors by Christopher C. Tisdell PDF

“Introduction to Vectors” takes learning to a new level by combining written notes with online video. Each lesson is linked with a YouTube video from award-winning teacher and best-selling author Dr Chris Tisdell, where he explains the material in an inspiring and engaging way. Vectors provide a fascinating tool to describe motion and forces in physics and engineering. They also provide a simple framework for understanding geometry. Download the book and subscribe to Dr Chris Tisdell’s YouTube channel!

This workbook is designed to be used in conjunction with the author’s free online video tutorials. Inside this workbook each chapter is divided into learning modules (subsections), each having its own dedicated video tutorial.

View the online video via the hyperlink located at the top of the page of each learning module, with a workbook and paper or tablet at the ready. Or click on the Introduction to Vectors playlist where all the videos for the workbook are located in chronological order:

Introduction to Vectors

While watching each video, fill in the spaces provided after each example in the workbook and annotate to the associated text.

You can also access the above via the author’s YouTube channel

Dr Chris Tisdell’s YouTube Channel

There has been an explosion in books that connect the text with video since the author’s pioneering work Engineering Mathematics: YouTube Workbook [31]. The current text takes innovation in learning to a new level, with all of the video presentations herein streamed live online, giving the classes a live, dynamic and fun feeling.

About the author

Christopher C. Tisdell

“With more than a million YouTube hits, Dr Chris Tisdell is the equivalent of a best-selling author or chart-topping musician. And the unlikely subject of this mass popularity? University mathematics.” [Sydney Morning Herald, 14/6/2012].

Chris Tisdell has been inspiring, motivating and engaging large mathematics classes at UNSW, Sydney for over a decade. His lectures are performance-like, with emphasis on contextualisation, clarity in presentation and a strong connection between student and teacher.

He blends the live experience with out-of-class learning, underpinned by flexibility, sharing and openness. Enabling this has been his creation, freely sharing and management of future-oriented online learning resources, known as Open Educational Resources (OER). They are designed to empower learners by granting them unlimited access to knowledge at a time, location and pace that suits their needs. This includes: hundreds of YouTube educational videos of his lectures and tutorials; an e-textbook with each section strategically linked with his online videos; and live interactive classes streamed over the internet.

His approach has changed the way students learn mathematics, moving from a traditional closed classroom environment to an open, flexible and forward-looking learning model.

Indicators of esteem include a prestigious educational partnership with Google; an e-textbook with over 500,000 unique downloads; mathematics videos enjoying millions of hits from over 200 countries; a UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence; and 100% student satisfaction rating in teaching surveys across 15 different courses at UNSW over eight years.

Chris has been an educational consultant to The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and has advised Australia’s Chief Scientist on educational policy.

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