This course continues your study of calculus by introducing the notions of series, sequences, and integration. These foundational tools allow us to develop the theory and applications of the second major tool of calculus: the integral. Rather than measure rates of change, the integral provides a means for measuring the accumulation of a quantity over some interval of input values. This notion of accumulation can be applied to different quantities, including money, populations, weight, area, volume, and air pollutants. The concepts in this course apply to many other disciplines outside of traditional mathematics. Through projects, we will apply the tools of this course to analyze and model real world data, and from that analysis give critiques of policy.

This course is part of the Integral Calculus through Data and Modeling Specialization

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## About this Course

## Offered by

#### Johns Hopkins University

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## Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

**2 hours to complete**

## Module 1: Sequences and Series

Calculus is divided into two halves: differentiation and integration. In this module, we introduce the process of integration. First we will see how the definite integral can be used to find the area under the graph of a curve. Then, we will investigate how differentiation and integration are inverses of each other, through the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Finally, we will learn about the indefinite integral, and use some strategies for computing integrals.

**2 hours to complete**

**2 hours to complete**

## Module 2: The Definite Integral

In this module, we introduce the notion of Riemann Sums. In mathematics, a Riemann sum is a certain kind of approximation of an integral by a finite sum, named after nineteenth century German mathematician Bernhard Riemann. One very common application is approximating the area of functions or lines on a graph, but also the length of curves and other approximations. This notion of approximating the accumulation of area under a group will lead to the concept of the definite integral, and the many applications that follow.

**2 hours to complete**

**1 hour to complete**

## Module 3: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

We now introduce the first major tool of our studies, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. This deep theorem links the concept of differentiating a function with the concept of integrating a function. The theorem will consists of two parts, the first of which implies the existence of antiderivatives for continuous functions and the second of which plays a larger role in practical applications. The beauty and practicality of this theorem allows us to avoid numerical integration to compute integrals, thus providing a better numerical accuracy.

**1 hour to complete**

**2 hours to complete**

## Module 4: The Indefinite Integral

In this module, we focus on developing our ability to find antiderivatives, or more generally, families of antiderivatives. In calculus, the general family of antiderivatives is denoted with an indefinite integral, and the process of solving for antiderivatives is called antidifferentiation. This is the opposite of differentiation and completes our knowledge of the two major tools of calculus.

**2 hours to complete**

## About the Integral Calculus through Data and Modeling Specialization

This specialization builds on topics introduced in single and multivariable differentiable calculus to develop the theory and applications of integral calculus. , The focus on the specialization is to using calculus to address questions in the natural and social sciences. Students will learn to use the techniques presented in this class to process, analyze, and interpret data, and to communicate meaningful results, using scientific computing and mathematical modeling. Topics include functions as models of data, differential and integral calculus of functions of one and several variables, differential equations, and optimization and estimation techniques.

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