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About the Course

Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include: 1) the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning; 2) a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus; 3) an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and 4) a clear, dynamic, unified approach. In this fourth part--part four of five--we cover computing areas and volumes, other geometric applications, physical applications, and averages and mass. We also introduce probability....

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VB
Apr 5, 2020

The course material are very well prepared. The focus is on direct application in engineering field. The concepts have been presented very elegantly - it shows deep knowledge of Prof Ghrist.

HY
Mar 9, 2020

Simply awesome!\n\nI would love to learn the digital calculus and the multi-variate calculus online with professor Ghrist.\n\nThank you! Dr. Ghrist

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By Zamir M

May 27, 2016

Excellent examples and surprising relationship between the concepts!

By HyoungJin J

Jan 5, 2018

great...awesome lecture....his voice is little bit funny though...

By Paul D

Feb 13, 2017

Great course as always --- took me a while this time

By Vitaliy D

Oct 18, 2019

A great course for engineers who want to learn math

By Carlos T B

Apr 13, 2020

Excellent Calculus course.

By Pat B

Jul 11, 2017

Best calculus course ever.

By Lau C C C

Apr 21, 2018

thank you very much

By Georgios P

Sep 11, 2018

Ahead of its time!

By maunil c

Jan 24, 2016

quite impressive

By Luis T

Apr 22, 2020

excelent

By Edilson S

Oct 13, 2017

Amazing!

By Subhee

Mar 26, 2020

okkkkk

By Tuan H

Nov 6, 2016

great!

By Sambana N R

Jul 16, 2020

good

By somtochukwu o

Dec 14, 2019

good

By Guo F

Aug 18, 2020

W

By Chris W

Apr 7, 2021

Great course. Some of the mentors on the forum board are unbelievably rude and condescending.

By Justin J

Jun 19, 2018

Personally frustrating voice and severe lack of explanation on topics.

By Orestis S

Sep 8, 2019

The applications had nothing to do with my field of interest. I only completed the course so I can continue to the final part of the series. This could have been a supplementary course, not needed to get the certificate, or change some of the lectures for topics like economics and biology.