Student Requirements
Access to a Internet from a multimedia computer with and a fast connection.
Have studied Mathematics and completed the first two courses in a college-level Calculus sequence with a reasonable achievement level.
Firefox or Chrome browsers should work just fine.
Lots of time to spend on homework (maybe 6-12 hours weekly in a 15 week semester).
Calculus 9^{th} edition by Larson, Hostetler and Edwards. It can be purchased from Amazon Books or Barnes and Noble. The Allegany College of Maryland Bookstore (12401 Willowbrook Road in Cumberland, Md.) has a low price, and they will ship it to you. Call 301 784 5348 for information.
Ability to mail, email, or fax homework problems.
Access to a secure exam situation. Libraries will often do this. You may ask a public notary also. Testing Centers at Colleges in Maryland or elsewhere are acceptable. I'll need the address for snail-mailing exams, so email it to me ASAP.
Some form of Computer Algebra System (Derive, Maple, Mathematica, Mathcad, Matlab) or at least a graphing calculator is advisable.
Free conferencing software such as Skype or Google Groups for asking live questions of the instructor. Skype comes in many formats and is free to download and call other skype users. You need a gmail account and then you have access to Google Groups when you sign in.
Recommend at least the student version of MathCad software. You may want to buy this. It is a math word processor/symbolic manipulator/spreadsheet all rolled into one, and you will find it useful. Note that vendors sell it for around $90, and MathSoft prices are much higher. HW can be emailed to me in mathcad format. I currently have version MC 2000, though 2001 and other newer versions are available, but you will have to 'save as' 2000 before sending to me.
I would strongly suggest to the student that you watch and listen listen and take notes as you would in a regular class, pausing the video when necessary to keep up. After the entire lecture has been viewed/listened to, take links to other sites that have pertinent information if any are listed, and check the problems you were to attempt on your own. A necessary part of the learning process is to actually do the problems. If you merely take the links to see how I have worked out the problems, you will not learn the material, and may have major difficulties with the homework and exams. Of course, you can revisit the lessons at any time, and most homework and exam problems will be similar to worked out problems in the lecture. Check lectures out again if you get stuck on a homework problem.
I'm sorry to demand so much scrolling, but I can't think of a more efficient way to do this. You may print out the notes if you wish.