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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....

Top reviews

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 kanagaratnam j

Jun 6, 2016

It was very helpful to understand calculus and application.

this Vedio lesson and animation very helpfull.

By Achintya h s

Jun 28, 2020

Very challenging, extremely helpful for those who are studying or will study calculus in college.

By Ignacio M

Oct 8, 2017

Excellent set of courses! I really hope there will be a multivariable course in the same fashion.

By jonas m

Jul 26, 2019

Great course, although quite challenging at parts. Nevertheless, the fruits are rewarding!

By Guo F

Sep 6, 2020

Thank you, prof/g and your team! This is a long & challenging journey, but I enjoyed it!

By Matt J

Jun 11, 2019

This fifth unit is highly original! I loved the "digital calculus" part.

By Carlos T B

Feb 25, 2021

Absolutely Fantastic. I really enjoyed. It makes you work hard


Jul 10, 2018

An introduction to numerical analysis was exactly what I need.

By Snehal P

Aug 2, 2020

It was really wonderful course. Everything was excellent.

By Randal S

Feb 15, 2021

Comprehensive and Professor Ghrist is excellent!

By Georgios P

Dec 20, 2017

A course from the future of education!

By Maarten B

Sep 25, 2017

I would highly suggest trying it out!

By maunil c

Jan 24, 2016

professor's explanation is the best.

By Adam R

Jul 8, 2019

So helpful and makes math beautiful

By An H T

Sep 2, 2021

​One of the best, but underrated!

By 키키

Dec 31, 2020

Wonderful course, great journey!


Jan 20, 2021

This is very interesting part

By amirali s

Oct 26, 2020

It’s fascinating 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

By Pat B

Jul 11, 2017

Best calculus course ever.

By Tobias B

Jan 27, 2020

A good intro to calculus

By Lau C C C

Apr 21, 2018

thank you very much

By Julia R G A

Aug 26, 2021

A great challenge.

By 吴琦

Feb 19, 2020

Difficult course!


Aug 3, 2017

Excellent course

By Michael C

May 2, 2019

Great course.