Waste less time on Facebook — follow Brilliant.

Wiki Collaboration - Common Calculus Misconceptions + Truth-tellers

This week, we will be improving:

Wiki pageCommon Misconceptions - CalculusTruth-tellers and Liars
Hosted byCalvinEli
Supported byAndrewPi Han
Current statusContinuationBrainstorming
Target AudienceCalc Level 3-4Logic Level 2-3
MotivationTo avoid common misconceptions and learn from mistakesTo be determined
Meeting at12/12 Sat 8am Pacific, 12/12 Sat 9.30 pm India12/12 Sat 6pm PST, 12/13 Sun 7:30 am IST

Each meeting will be conducted over Slack chat and will last for approximately 60-90 minutes. We will achieve the following:

  1. (5 mins) Figure out the target audience, and their motivation for reading the page
  2. (20 mins) (Quick review of examples) Discuss what we love / don't love
  3. (15 mins) Ensure we have a complete list of examples
  4. (15 mins) Discuss how to organize various sections of the page
  5. (10 mins) Settle on the final structure of the page
  6. (5 mins) Assign out sections to write over the week

If you have any questions, please comment below!

In addition, we will also be hosting 1-1 wiki mentoring sessions, for those wanting to craft excellent wiki pages. If you are interested, send me a message on Slack, and state the wiki page that you would like to work on. The sessions are organized as

  • Organizing the flow of thought
    • Ensure that you know the material well
    • Brainstorm about what should be on the page
    • Keeping the reader interested
  • Structuring the page
    • Planning the sections
    • Choosing relevant examples
  • Improving the page
    • Clear explanations for how to apply the concept
    • Creating value for the reader
  • Responding to feedback
    • Identifying what is confusing on the page
    • Next steps forward

Note by Calvin Lin
1 year, 2 months ago

No vote yet
1 vote


Sort by:

Top Newest

Sir, this is just a stray comment, but as I was glancing through the Wikis, I saw here that the image attached with Work was \(W=F\times d\) whereas it is actually \(W=F.d\). In fact, the images attached to Potential Energy and Conservation of Mechanical Energy are a bit misleading as firstly it cannot be simply \(E_p\) as absolute energy is not defined. \(E_p\) could be taken only with respect to a set reference point. Also, the relation \(E_p=mgh\) is strictly speaking incorrect. Ishan Dasgupta Samarendra · 1 year, 2 months ago

Log in to reply

@Ishan Dasgupta Samarendra Thanks! We will update these images accordingly. Calvin Lin Staff · 1 year, 2 months ago

Log in to reply


Problem Loading...

Note Loading...

Set Loading...