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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Single Variable Calculus by University of Pennsylvania

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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 fifth part--part five of five--we cover a calculus for sequences, numerical methods, series and convergence tests, power and Taylor series, and conclude the course with a final exam. Learners in this course can earn a certificate in the series by signing up for Coursera's verified certificate program and passing the series' final exam....

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Sep 14, 2019

Loved it ! I've grown attached to Prof. Ghrist's lectures, so it is with a heavy heart that I took the final exam and finished this course. I xould really love to take another !

Apr 9, 2020

A fantastic course. Kudos to Prof. Ghrist for making this a fun, interesting and challenging ride at the same time. Looking forward to Multivariable Calculus by Prof. Ghrist.

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By Mary-Ellen W

Dec 24, 2020

The course was challenging and interesting. The homework was mostly fine, but one core homework set was almost impossible to pass (Week 3 Convergence Tests II), and the responses from one of the TA's in the discussion were so insulting and unhelpful that I didn't dare ask for any help.

By Jean B A

Sep 13, 2020

je voudrais un certificat de ce cours , Donnez-moi l'accès pour que je puisse payer le cours?

By karimdzan a

Dec 1, 2017

very cognitive!!

By Kevin P

Mar 20, 2019


By Meghan B

Nov 22, 2020

It starts with lesson 54 and assumes a ton of prior knowledge. I don't trust this course to lead me thoughtfully.