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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 second part--part two of five--we cover derivatives, differentiation rules, linearization, higher derivatives, optimization, differentials, and differentiation operators....

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Feb 17, 2018

So much fun, and hits all sorts of things I'd always wanted to know. The homework took me a long time, so I didn't get to watch all the bonus lectures, but the ones I did were really interesting.


Dec 7, 2020

This course introduces brand new perspectives and concepts of derivatives and differentials. It also provides applications of differentials in different fields, such as Physics and Economics.

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By Arne S

Jan 24, 2016

This course has excellent training material. It requires a lot of work from the student though.

By Gabriela M F

Nov 26, 2020

Excelente curso. Me resultó sumamente enriquecedor y productivo para mi tarea diaria.

By Gurvesh S

Nov 7, 2018

Excellent material. The way Prof G ties things together is awesome! Do this course.

By 杨佳熙

Jun 21, 2016

the first four session is free which is econmic friendly. show u my respect :)

By Snehal P

Jul 3, 2020

It was Challenging for me but finally i enjoyed and learn lots of new things.

By Himanshu B

Oct 7, 2018

Excellent Course. Teaches you practical applications of differentiation.

By Ng T E

Nov 15, 2020

Very hard questions to stretch your understanding of Differentiation

By Lubna S

Oct 10, 2020

it was very informative course, i gained good knowledge through it

By Xiaoming J

Jul 9, 2017

The mentors are very helpful. I also like the exercises very much

By Sachin M V

Nov 15, 2016

Yes I learnt different approach of derivative ...Taylors series..

By 宗彬

Jun 14, 2018

the core and more clear konwledgement about the differentiation;

By Georgios P

Nov 20, 2017

Great course, everything is explained in a very futuristic way!

By Keng-Hui W

Jul 10, 2016

I still learned a lot even I passed this course with A+ before.

By Anil P H

May 9, 2020

Very nice course. Excellent examples and way of explanation!!

By ankit c

Apr 5, 2020

This Chapter has made me differentiate the complex functions.

By normanicus

May 11, 2016

A really great course, so clearly elucidated by Prof. Grist.

By Mike R

Nov 25, 2019

Really liked this course - it is challenging like part 1

By Ibraheem B

Nov 30, 2020

One of the most challenging course I have ever taken.

By sameen n

Oct 2, 2019

Thnk you for clearing the concepts of differentiation

By Deleted A

Feb 25, 2016

Good to understanding and practice Taylor expansion.

By Deleted A

Nov 14, 2016

This course tells me how to diferentiate, fantastic

By arash s

Oct 16, 2020

very good perspective to this part of mathematics

By Bhanu P S B

Apr 21, 2018

Best Course Series for Calculus in One variable.

By Eskinder T

Sep 26, 2020

Very challenging but worth the effort and time.

By Mubashir-Ul-Hassan

Oct 7, 2019

That course is much harder than function part 1