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Back to Mathematics for Machine Learning: Multivariate Calculus

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This course offers a brief introduction to the multivariate calculus required to build many common machine learning techniques. We start at the very beginning with a refresher on the “rise over run” formulation of a slope, before converting this to the formal definition of the gradient of a function. We then start to build up a set of tools for making calculus easier and faster. Next, we learn how to calculate vectors that point up hill on multidimensional surfaces and even put this into action using an interactive game. We take a look at how we can use calculus to build approximations to functions, as well as helping us to quantify how accurate we should expect those approximations to be. We also spend some time talking about where calculus comes up in the training of neural networks, before finally showing you how it is applied in linear regression models. This course is intended to offer an intuitive understanding of calculus, as well as the language necessary to look concepts up yourselves when you get stuck. Hopefully, without going into too much detail, you’ll still come away with the confidence to dive into some more focused machine learning courses in future....

JT

Nov 12, 2018

Excellent course. I completed this course with no prior knowledge of multivariate calculus and was successful nonetheless. It was challenging and extremely interesting, informative, and well designed.

SS

Aug 3, 2019

Very Well Explained. Good content and great explanation of content. Complex topics are also covered in very easy way. Very Helpful for learning much more complex topics for Machine Learning in future.

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By Sijeo P

•Apr 26, 2020

Good Course to consider if looking to learn Machine Learing or Neural Networks

By Berkay E

•Aug 4, 2019

The course has awesome explanations, especially for machine learning concepts.

By Paula P

•Jun 19, 2020

This a great course, right to the point with very good teachers. Recommended!

By Luo Y

•Oct 2, 2019

Excellent course for gaining a basic understanding for calculus-coding stuff.

By Shubham T

•Jul 18, 2019

Great course. It provides good insights on Calculus used in Machine Learning.

By Ling J

•Apr 9, 2018

This is a good course for those people learned calculus before for a refresh.

By Nugy

•Feb 27, 2021

Great explanation with a lot of animation to help me understand the concept!

By Haozhe ( X

•May 27, 2020

Great course for review linear algebra before stepping into machine learning

By Fabian S C G

•Oct 6, 2019

Excelente curso, excelentes profesores y excelente material didáctico 10/10.

By Andrew L L

•Jul 6, 2019

Amazing as usual. Very clear and highly engaging content. Thank you so much!

By Raafat A

•Nov 30, 2019

Great Quality of instruction and linking to actual uses in Machine Learning

By wonseok k

•Feb 26, 2020

The best course!!

calculus, statistics and programming. you can learn all!

By Prateek S

•Jul 10, 2020

Exceptionally Good to Pursue even good for Undergraduate Engineering Math

By Reynard J

•Sep 23, 2019

The teaching is very good. The exercises helped me understand even more.

By Muhammad T

•Apr 29, 2019

It was a great basic course on learning intuition behind Machine Learning

By Sidhant R

•Aug 17, 2019

The most fundamental course on Machine Learning that I have done so far!

By Alberto M

•May 20, 2019

Professors have done a great job in explaining clearly a complex subject

By Martin B

•Sep 22, 2018

Very useful discussion of a often difficult subject. Highly recommended!

By Wd E

•Feb 10, 2021

best course to understand math in general and best for machine learning

By MICHAEL P A P

•Sep 10, 2020

Buena relación con la realidad.

un enfoque del calculo bastante moderno.

By Sumukh H

•May 9, 2020

This course was very informational and a good learning curve in my life

By (FU H - B C Đ P

•Jun 11, 2019

The course is very useful with very interesting quizzes and assignments

By Lia L

•Apr 22, 2019

You are amazing! I've really enjoyed to review the basis with you guys!

By Raphael

•Aug 15, 2020

Helps a lot in the basis and required mathematics in machine learning!

By Mattia P

•Jun 22, 2019

Great content, amazing lecturers...just brilliant. Well done Imperial.

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