Our Academics on YouTube

School YouTube Channel

UNSW Mathematics and Statistics has its own YouTube Channel - subcribe to keep up to date with the latest content. We post a range of videos, including those with course-specific material.

Find us at: https://www.youtube.com/user/MathsStatsUNSW

Staff YouTube channels

We also have several members of staff who are using YouTube to enhance their teaching, and as an alternative to more traditional methods of communication. The videos available on the YouTube channels below range from worked examples from the undergraduate syllabus to sometimes controversial lectures on the history, foundations and philosophy of science and mathematics. The makers of these videos would welcome your feedback, which can be provided via YouTube.

Note that although UNSW has provided support to produce some of these videos, they are personal presentations by the staff members involved. The views expressed and the content presented in these videos are the personal views of the authors and are not necessarily endorsed by the School of Mathematics and Statistics. Students in particular should note that any instructional videos on these channels are not necessarily appropriate in level or method for the particular course they are enrolled in. If in doubt please ask your course lecturer.

Dr Chris Tisdell's YouTube Channel is very popular, with a considerable number of subscribers. Some of his playlist topics include Engineering Mathematics, Several Variable Calculus / Vector Calculus, and Mathematics for Finance & Actuarial Studies. 
In 2010, Dr Tisdell became the first Australian (in any field) to be made an official “YouTube Partner in Education (Australia)”. 

A/Prof Norman Wildberger's YouTube Channel has attracted a large following. He has playlists WildTrig (explaining Rational Trigonometry), WildLinAlg (a first course on Linear Algebra), MathFoundations, History of Mathematics, and Universal Hyperbolic Geometry.
They are intended to appeal to a wide audience, from high school maths teachers to graduate students and professional mathematicians. A/Prof Wildberger was invited to become an official "YouTube Partner in Education (Australia)" in 2011.

A/Prof Daniel Chan's YouTube channel was launched with the "Adventures in Pure Mathematics" series. These videos are aimed at third year and honours pure mathematics students who wish to have a glimpse into interesting advanced mathematics and gain valuable insight into various esoteric fields. The purpose is to give a greater sense of what pure mathematics entails rather than to give detailed proofs. Daniel was trained in Michael Artin's school of noncommutative algebraic geometry and has research interests in both noncommutative algebra and algebraic geometry. 

Dr Denis Potapov's YouTube Channel contains an assortment of mathematical demonstrations. His collection includes videos on isometrical transformations of spherical triangles, and pendulum waves simulation. He also has an Advanced Maths Lecture series.
Dr Potapov has research interests in noncommutative analysis and noncommutative integration, perturbation theory, noncommutative and vector-valued harmonic analysis.                                          


Prof James Franklin discusses his book "What Science Knows: And How It Knows It". The book describes some colourful examples of discoveries in the natural, mathematical, and social sciences and the reasons for believing them. It also examines the limits of what science knows, giving special attention both to mysteries that may be solved by science, and those that may in principle be beyond its reach.

Dr Randell Heyman's YouTube Channel features animated videos to explain interesting mathematics, help university students and use mathematics to explain how things work. Randell is a tutor within the School who also participates in our Girls Do The Maths workshops and other outreach activities. His channel surpassed one million hits in early 2017.

Prof John Perram's YouTube Channel - Prof. Perram uses Wolfram's Mathematica to generate mathematical narratives, carrying out technical manipulations step-by-step with Mathematica code. He has applied this method to tutorial problems in first year calculus and algebra and Engineering Maths (MATH2019).
In other videos, the traditional blackboard presentation is replaced with a tablet.