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I am looking for a good online video resource to start studying Calculus. I am studying it alone, not part of any school or university. Trying to learn and enhance my mathematical skills. Thanks!

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This is not really a Mathematica question, or are you looking for a calculus video with Mathematica as tool? –  ruebenko Sep 6 '12 at 6:45
    
I'm sorry if this is not the appropriate place. I wish to study mathematics. I was under the impression a math forum would be a good place to consult. I am not sure what it means 'a calculus video with Mathematica as tool' –  vondip Sep 6 '12 at 6:48
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Mathematica is a software tool –  belisarius Sep 6 '12 at 6:52
    
Appreciate your effort, me too doing it alone, keep in touch. I feel MIT lectures should be good, but nothing can replace books :) –  Vikram Oct 6 '12 at 4:41

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I would suggest the following: http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathematics/18-01-single-variable-calculus-fall-2006/video-lectures/

I learned a lot from these lectures (not the ones in the link but the multivariable calculus ones) but these are just as good!

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The Kahn Academy has many mathematics video courses.

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You may find Adrian Banner's Calculus Lifesaver course useful. The series of 24+ videos are available at http://press.princeton.edu/video/banner/ and are also provided on the iTunes Store as Podcasts. The quality of the videos is variable, but the exposition is thorough, and his style is engaging.

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The web site www.academicearth.org has a wide variety of entire courses in mathematics, especially in calculus (Not to mention history, philosophy, psychology, etc.). It's one of my favorite sites!

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I found this I myself used Tom Apostol's Calculus volume 1.(I am not really an expert ) [MIT Open courseware]

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Lectures from a calculus course taught by Edward Frenkel at UC Berkeley are available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw6pHhjhKmk.

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I studies Single variable calculus from Thomas Finney and currently doing Multi-variable calculus from Kenneth Kuttler.

NOTE: In Video lecture for Multi-variable Calculus by Edward Frenkel of UC berkeley, in the first lecture he is referring to an equation (function y=f(x)) and he says that there are 2 "independent" variables and 1 equation, so number of independent variables minus number of equations gives us the dimension.

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Gilbert Strang's Highlights of Calculus videos are probably good.

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The video lectures at the "best" schools tend to be less systematic and orderly. All are useful, but if you are using videos to self-teach I would suggest the UMKC calculus 1 lectures by Delaware. There is no live audience, and thus no stammering, no showing up and teaching off the top of one's head. More progressive and orderly.

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In addition to the ones already mentioned by the other posters, I highly recommend you watch these excellent lectures by Selwyn Hollis.

As well, here are some hard to find videos corresponding to the 11th edition of Thomas Calculus that I enjoyed a long time ago. While the book links all appear to be dead, and not all of the videos work, most of the videos do work, and the deliverers are outstanding: Thomas.

I am surprised that the latter are still extant.

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