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EDIT: Now on **Facebook** and **Twitter!**

I recently made a YouTube channel, **Learn Maths Free**, with the aim of creating video lectures (much in the style of KhanAcademy) on a variety of topics mainly at high-school level and undergraduate level.

At the moment, I've started a new playlist called **Geometry and Groups**, a course that loosely follows the syllabus of UCL's course*, that seeks to explore the fascinating links between group theory and geometry, starting with the Platonic solids and hopefully culminating in a discussion of the modular group, PSL(2,Z). More specifically, in this playlist I'd like to explore:

-Symmetry groups of Platonic solids

-Spherical and hyperbolic geometry

-A complete classification of Mobius transformations

-Isometries of hyperbolic space

-Euclidean space and quaternions

In the future (mostly dependent on popularity), I'd like to make videos on a number of other subjects, such as, GCSE Maths, AS and A-level Maths, SAT prep, Topology, Number Theory, Partial Differential Equations, Group Theory, Linear Algebra, Calculus, Real and Complex Analysis, Elliptic Curves, Fluid Mechanics.

*Taught in 2014-2015.

Videos so far:

**Logarithm of a Complex Number****Integration by Parts: Basic Examples****Integrating log(x)****Calculating Partial Derivatives****Introduction to Summation Notation****Introducing Complex Numbers****Adding/Subtracting Complex Numbers****Multiplying Complex Numbers****Dividing Complex Numbers****Complex Conjugates****Calculating Powers of i****The Argand Diagram****Rationalising the Denominator****Simplifying Surds/Radicals****Proving Trig Identities Using Double-Angle Formulae****Proving a Complex Number Identity****Multiply 2-digit Numbers in 10 SECONDS!****Contour Integration #1 - Integrating 1/(x^2 + 1)****Contour Integration #2 - Integrating x^2 / (x^4 + 1)****Contour Integration #3 - Integrating cos(x) / (x^2 + 1)****Contour Integration #4 - Integrating Over Different Contours****How to Add ANY Pair of Fractions****How to Subtract ANY Pair of Fractions****How to Multiply Fractions****How to Divide Fractions in Three EASY Steps****Applying the AM-GM Inequality****Simplifying Expressions 1 - Basic Expressions****Simplifying Expressions 2 - Expressions with Powers****Expanding Brackets 1****Expanding Brackets 2****Continued Fractions #1 - Introduction and Finite Continued Fractions****Continued Fractions #2 - Infinite Continued Fractions****Metric Spaces #1 - Introduction****Geometry and Groups #1 - Platonic Solids Introduction****Geometry and Groups #2 - Platonic Solids and Duality****Geometry and Groups #3 - Duality****Geometry and Groups #4 - Group Actions****Geometry and Groups #5 - Orbits****Geometry and Groups #6 - Stabilisers****Geometry and Groups #7 - Orbit-Stabiliser Theorem****Is f(z) = z^2 + 2z* holomorphic?****Is f(z) = Im(z) holomorphic?****An Integration by Substitution Problem**

EDIT 2: For the past couple of weeks, the above links were not functional. They are now fixed, as of the 1st of October, 2015.

*Last edited by zetafunc (2016-01-07 00:28:42)*

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Sounds excellent! I am limited to my kindle at the moment. I will check it out properly tomorrow.

Bob

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

It is your channel?

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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Yes, it's my channel. I've only got a handful of videos at the moment but more is coming soon, and am open to requests.

I was thinking of using it to also potentially answer problems from the Help Me forum.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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You should have told me sooner, I will want to look at the videos as soon as the weather here clears. The rain is coming and I will be blacked out.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It has broken down to just a T-storm, still 2 - 4 inches of rain will fall on my area. This will cause flooding and power outages.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who knows. I do not swim well but will probably not need to. Congratulations on the channel.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Good luck on your channel, Zetafunc. I just subbed.

Suggestion: I believe you should watermark your video.

*Last edited by David (2015-08-31 05:58:28)*

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Who is that dude talking?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Very good! I have watched the cf one, liked it .

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Continued fractions used to be one of my favorites.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What do they like?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hmmm, never thought I would see the day that number theory went belly up.

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While I really think that this is an excellent effort, I would comment that you could have named your channel better

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I would have to agree with you. Truth be told, this is sort of a placeholder name while I think or something a little more creative. One disadvantage of this name is that it's terrible for Google searches: googling "learnmathsfree" will instantly return search results for "learn maths free" (with spaces), which my videos cannot compete with.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Why not just name it Zetafunc - Learn Maths Free?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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In light of post #22, change the name.

**In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.****If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.**** Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.**

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**Bob****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi zetafunc,

Great start! It will take me a while to view all of these ... then I may have a request.

Bob

Children are not defined by school ...........The Fonz

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Sometimes I deliberately make mistakes, just to test you! …………….Bob

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