With the explosion of resources available on the internet, virtually anything can be learned on your own, using free online resources. Or can it, really? If you are looking for instructional videos to learn Calculus, you will probably have to sort through thousands of hits, navigate through videos of inconsistent quality and format, jump from one instructor to another, all this without written guidance.
This free e-book is a guide through a playlist of Calculus instructional videos. The format, level of details and rigor, and progression of topics are consistent with a semester long college level first Calculus course, or equivalently an AP Calculus AB course. The continuity of style should help you learn the material more consistently than jumping around the many options available on the internet. The book further provides simple summary of videos, written definitions and statements, worked out examples–even though fully step by step solutions are to be found in the videos – and an index.
The playlist and the book are divided into 15 thematic learning modules. At the end of each learning module, one or more quiz with full solutions is provided. Every 3 or 4 modules, a mock test on the previous material, with full solutions, is also provided. This will help you test your knowledge as you go along.
The present book is a guide to instructional videos, and as such can be used for self study, or as a textbook for a Calculus course following the flipped classroom model.
To the reader who would like to complement it with a more formal, yet free, textbook I would recommend a visit to Paul Hawkins’ Calculus I pages at http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/CalcI/CalcI.aspx, where a free e-book and a more extensive supply of practice problems are available.
For future reference, the play list of all the videos, as well as a Calculus II playlist, are available at: