Video lectures of mathematics courses available online for free
It can be difficult to learn mathematics on your own from textbooks, and I often wish universities videotaped their mathematics courses and distributed them for free online. Fortunately, some universities do that (albeit to a very limited extent), and I hope we can compile here a list of all the mathematics courses one can view in their entirety online.
Please only post videos of entire courses; that is, a speaker giving one lecture introducing a subject to the audience should be off-limits, but a sequence of, say, 30 hour-long videos, each of which is a lecture delivered in a class would be very much on-topic.
Some list can be fetched from the ancient post here:http://mathoverflow.net/questions/1714/best-online-math-videos
Ted Chinburg has videos of his lectures for what is going on a 2 year course in algebraic number theory online( direct links to videos: semester 1, semester 2, semester 3, semester 4), and from there you can also get lectures from various seminars at Penn.
Also, there's the MSRI database for all the things that go on there, they're all over the website at each program's site.
Thanks! I edit your post to include direct link to the video list of each semester; I hope you don't mind.
Chalk and board presentation... Am I alone who can't stand them anymore, no matter the merit?
You probably are! I can't stand anything other than chalk and board!
There are more recent videos on his homepage, but they are quite badly edited. One moment the blackboard is blank, and then all of a sudden it jumps to a board full of a completely unrelated topic! I don't know why the links to past courses have been removed...
Anyone know the status of these? I recently pointed a student to these, only to find all of the links were down.
They have a link for the order on the webpage. Honestly I watched all of their videos but got sick of them pretty quickly. They aren't bad, but they aren't great to watch in one sitting either.
Federico Ardila's (full-semester) courses on polytopes, combinatorial commutative algebra, Coxeter groups, combinatorial Hopf algebras, matroid theory, and enumerative combinatorics. They include lecture videos and lecture notes. See http://math.sfsu.edu/federico/teaching.html
Algebraic topology by Prof. N J Wildberger of the School of Mathematics and Statistics, UNSW
I'd steer clear of these. Besides his nontraditional views, they're just not very good (they're elementary, not really very rigorous, and due to the above don't cover the same material as you'd see in a normal treatment of the material).
Being nontraditional isn't a bad thing. He clearly explains his approach and covers interesting, engaging content. I also don't think that an undergraduate algebraic topology course at the level he is going for (covering in fact a large chunk of material) needs to have ever thing detailed in a grad style level of rigor. Very few undergrads get most of the material he introduces.