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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Mathematics for Machine Learning: Multivariate Calculus by Imperial College London

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About the Course

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....

Top reviews

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.

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 Marco C

Apr 30, 2018

Another fantastic course by Imperial College.

By wang x

Aug 31, 2019

Very friendly for some one new to the topic.

By Teiichi A

Aug 5, 2021

E​njoyed leaning a lot with the instructors

By Pranav N

Aug 25, 2020

Great continuation from the previous course

By Manmohan K

Aug 15, 2020

Such good visualizations! Must have course.


Apr 15, 2020

Excellent course, I have really enjoyed it.


Mar 10, 2020

excellent course taught by the instructors.

By Claudio P

Dec 30, 2019

Excellent material and awesome instructors!

By Moez B

Sep 10, 2019

Excellent course with engaging instructors.

By Greg B

Oct 30, 2018

Great course with highly relevant material.

By Kevin C

Aug 5, 2021

well structured course. Thank you for this

By Krishna E G

Sep 14, 2020

Very informative, thanks to team coursera.


Jul 13, 2020

think you for imperial college of london


Jun 17, 2020

Excellent primer for multivariate calculus

By Rajkumar R

Jun 13, 2020

I enjoyed the journey of learning with ICL

By Arthur Z

Jul 3, 2018

Very high quality lecturers and material.

By Chandan K S

Oct 29, 2020

great course. love it. Thanks Coursera

By Sai G B A

Jun 4, 2020

It was awesome diving into ml algorithms

By Learner4Life

Nov 10, 2018

Great course! Especially the first half.

By Angel G

Jul 28, 2020

Un excelente curso. An excellent course

By Shashank S

Nov 13, 2019

A nice course on multivariate calculus.

By 희랑 이

Feb 12, 2019

I think this course will help me a lot.

By Srikar V

Apr 8, 2018

One of the best courses that I've done!


Sep 17, 2020

Very good course to refresh the basics

By Muhammad A A M A Y

Aug 31, 2020

great instructors, amazing mathematics