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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....

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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 Karthik

Apr 23, 2018

Good reshres for calculus. I would recommend to take Khan Academy and then take this course.

By Akshat S

Aug 30, 2020

Great course with amazing Instructors! They made all the maths easy to understand and fun!

By Pramod H K

Aug 3, 2020

Great maths intuition and building of famous GD learning through theory and implementation

By Rishi C

Jun 5, 2020

Exactly what I was looking for - an intuition to understand what the algorithms are doing.

By Muhammad M

Aug 22, 2019

A good starter course on calculus if you want to go for Machine learning or Data Sciences.

By Greg E

Jul 22, 2019

Another great course from Imperial College London. I highly recommend this specialization.

By Sanchayan D

May 30, 2020

Good introduction and useful addition to calculus toolbox as applied to Machine Learning

By Deleted A

Apr 20, 2020

Great course for those who studied it a long time ago and need to refresh the knowledge.

By John M

Feb 28, 2020

It is a wonderful course, helped me to gain a solid foundation in multivariate calculus.

By Santosh B

May 13, 2019

A well structured course packing a lot of learning content and taught by good lecturers.

By Felipe G P

Jan 16, 2019

Aulas excelentes! Professor conhece bem o que ensina e tem bastante didática! Recomendo!

By Congci ( H

May 22, 2020

Great intro to Multivariate Calculus. Seamlessly connected to the Linear Alegra course.

By prudgin g

Jan 23, 2020

The authors of this course do their best to give intuitive understanding. Great course!

By Karen A

Jul 3, 2018

Really clear, provided a thorough understanding of how steepest descent / ascent works.

By Jerónimo G

Oct 10, 2020

Estuvo padre el curso, la manera en la que explicaban era bastante simple y entendible

By Jose S

Sep 21, 2019

Very educational if you want to get behind some of the mathematics in machine learning

By Manjunath H

Jul 10, 2019

Very organised. Assignments are great to practically apply the concepts into practice.

By Ishan P

Jan 27, 2019

Wonderful for all mathematics behind machine learning. I really enjoyed completing up.

By Ramakrishnan.K

May 12, 2020

High school calculus retold with machine learning relevance and the magic has worked!

By David N

Apr 22, 2021

Great course to get into calculus as applied to machine learning. Great instructors.

By Sagnik M

Aug 7, 2020

Everyone should take this course before stepping into the ocean of Machine Learning.

By Yamil V

May 19, 2020

Lucid explanations of fairly complicated concepts. I learned a lot from this course.

By Muhammad U R

Jul 14, 2020

Hello. This is an extraordinarily tremendous course to learn multivariate calculus.

By Trishita M

Jul 12, 2020

Excellent course to get started for learning the math behind Machine Learning,etc.

By Aditya M

May 10, 2020

this course is really helpful for building mathematical skills for machine learning