Chevron Left
Back to Calculus: Single Variable Part 2 - Differentiation

Learner Reviews & Feedback for Calculus: Single Variable Part 2 - Differentiation by University of Pennsylvania

700 ratings
138 reviews

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....

Top reviews


Feb 18, 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.


Feb 17, 2017

Not a class for someone with no calculus experience. However, if you have some calculus knowledge it will deepen your knowledge more than any other MOOC I have found. Truly a great course.

Filter by:

51 - 75 of 134 Reviews for Calculus: Single Variable Part 2 - Differentiation

By Harshvardhan S

Apr 05, 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 sameen n

Oct 02, 2019

Thnk you for clearing the concepts of differentiation

By Deleted A

Feb 26, 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 07, 2019

That course is much harder than function part 1

By Daniel A M R

Jan 08, 2019

A very good course, some themes were new for me

By K J

Oct 05, 2018

Absolutely terrific course - really invaluable.

By Deleted A

Oct 06, 2016

Good, but I don't have much time to learn this

By Yiwen W

Dec 26, 2019

It's very helpful to enhance my math ability.

By Toh C H

Jul 06, 2018

Lessons were easily understood and organised

By Nafis F

Aug 08, 2020

Very good. But not for beginners though.

By Luwei Y

Oct 28, 2016

Organised course and clear presentation.

By Dmytro B

Aug 10, 2016

superb! I have really enjoyed this class


Mar 02, 2017

Precious, interesting and impressive

By София В

Feb 06, 2016

Excellent! Amazing Calculus course!

By Tanmoy R

Aug 25, 2020

This part is very usefull to me.

By Charlene R

Aug 01, 2019

Thanks for offering this course!

By Vignesh S

May 18, 2020

Superb course I have ever tried

By Mukund M

Apr 10, 2020

Please see my review in part 4

By Yuhang W

Dec 09, 2019

Great course. Very inspiring.