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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....

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Nov 25, 2018

Great course to develop some understanding and intuition about the basic concepts used in optimization. Last 2 weeks were a bit on a lower level of quality then the rest in my opinion but still great.

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 Arjunsiva S

Aug 22, 2020

Thanks a lot. The lecturers were great

By K P

Jul 22, 2020

Good course and excellent assignments!

By Marco K

May 7, 2020

Very well taught course; good build up

By Marin S

Nov 29, 2020

Superb. Very informative and usefull.

By Daria B

Sep 27, 2020

Very entertaining, good for beginners

By Sethu N O G

Aug 1, 2020

very good course. I totally loved it.

By movies d

Jul 23, 2021

Wonderful kickstart for learning ML.

By Shitanshu B

Aug 30, 2020

Thanks for such a wonderful course .

By Bahar A

Aug 14, 2020

It was really helpful. Thanks a lot.

By Paulo N A J

Aug 14, 2020

Excellent course with good examples!

By p.amirtha g

Jul 14, 2020

Awesome course Multivariate Calculus

By Michael P M

Apr 19, 2020

Challenging course, but worth doing.

By Atul S

Jan 22, 2020

Thank you very much for this course

By Sarthak G

Oct 30, 2018

it was awesome learning this course

By Andrew K N

Feb 21, 2021

Excellent course.

Very good course


Aug 23, 2020

Very nicely explained the concepts

By Loc N

Jan 13, 2020

David's enthusiasm is so addicting

By gaurav k

Jul 3, 2019

well explained details on Calculus

By Joe E

May 28, 2018

Great class and great instructors.


Sep 29, 2021

tbh kinda hard for an average guy

By Alan

Aug 2, 2020

Really enjoyed it. Learned a lot.

By Demian P

May 1, 2020

Great content and great lecturers

By David L

Aug 30, 2019

Hard Course but I learned a LOT!!

By Marno B

Nov 19, 2018

Absolutely loved every moment!!!!

By Jitender S V

Jul 20, 2018

Just as great as first course. :)