MIT’s Vintage 1970 Calculus Courses Now Online … And Still Handy

Long ago, long before MIT hatched plans for its Open­Course­Ware ini­tia­tive and lat­er edX, the uni­ver­si­ty taped a lec­ture series cov­er­ing the equiv­a­lent of a fresh­man-lev­el cal­cu­lus course. Released in 1970, the intro­duc­to­ry class taught by Her­bert Gross was suit­ed for any stu­dent brush­ing up on his/her cal­cu­lus, or learn­ing the sub­ject for the first time. MIT has now revived the lec­ture series, called “Cal­cu­lus Revis­it­ed: Sin­gle Vari­able Cal­cu­lus,” along with two more advanced cours­es. Although times have changed, cal­cu­lus remains the same. And you’ll still find the series to be quite handy.

  • Cal­cu­lus Revis­it­ed: Sin­gle Vari­able Cal­cu­lus (1970) – YouTube — iTunes Video – Web Site
  • Cal­cu­lus Revis­it­ed: Mul­ti­vari­able Cal­cu­lus (1970) – YouTube – iTunes Video – Web
  • Cal­cu­lus Revis­it­ed: Com­plex Vari­ables, Dif­fer­en­tial Equa­tions, and Lin­ear Alge­bra (1972) — YouTube — iTunes Video — Web

The cours­es are also list­ed in the Math sec­tion of our Free Online Course col­lec­tion (where you’ll find many oth­er calc cours­es)…

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Free: Richard Feynman’s Physics Lec­tures from Cor­nell (1964)

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MIT Intro­duces Com­plete Cours­es to Open­Course­Ware Project

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