What this is...

This section of my site is devoted to Mathematics and Physics. The purpose is to share aspects of both areas with others who share my interests, and to provide some structure to the vast amounts of information that is now becoming available on the web.

This section is mainly designed for amateur mathematicians and amateur physicists. And in saying this, I am using the term "amateur" in it's most pure form as meaning those who pursue an area of study out of the pure joy of the topic rather than strictly for some monetary compensation. So by "amateur" I mean both those who may be professionals and still love this area and those who are non-professionals and love this area.

Knowledge for knowledge sake is the goal here. So much of what is shown is aimed at bringing people up to speed rather than trying to get them to conform to a rigorous set of requirements.

What this is not...

If you find yourself devoting any large amount of time towards following the linked topics, it might be a good idea to consider entering a college or university program that would lead to a degree in these areas. This isn't meant as a substitute for higher education in these areas, but as a way to have access to this knowledge if school is outside of your personal scope or as a supplemental aid for those already in school.

What this is for me...

My education got side tracked nearly ten years ago, and I had always intended to return and finish my education. What I found was that over time I had gotten rusty on many subjects but couldn't justify retaking them due to cost and already having credit for them. Auditing these courses would be the ideal way to get back into the swing of things, but having to rearrange my schedule to attend classes while still earning a living proved trying.

Then I found out that some institutions were putting their courses (lectures and all) online. This seemed like the perfect resource for me. I could watch as much or as little as my schedule allowed, plus I could watch certain lectures multiple times if the information didn't make sense the first time around.

Figuring that this would be helpful to others too, I decided to look around and see just how complete a mathematics and physics education one could get putting together and organizing elements provided from a number of different institutions. And this is the result.

What this can be for you...

I have no idea what mathematics or physics background anyone visiting this site might be starting with, so I've roughly arranged the materials based on my own experiences. The two main areas (mathematics and physics) are divided into four general levels; High School, College Lower Division, College Upper Division, and Graduate (and Post-Graduate) levels. I hope that by arranging things in this way that you (the visitor) can spot where you might feel comfortable jumping in.

So this arrangement isn't a strict order to follow. Rather, it is a lose arrangement based on the approximate levels of the courses. And I should note that these courses may or may not fall into these levels at the institutions who are providing the courses, this is all based on my best judgment of where they seemed to fall from my experiences with a number of schools.