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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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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.


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.

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By Suraj S

May 3, 2020

Week 6 was not easy for a complete beginner, but all the other weeks were amazing.

By Eduardo A G M

Oct 10, 2021

The materials reviewed are excellent, but the time for each one wasn't enought

By Mohit P

May 9, 2020

The practice quize should be more along with detailed explanation of the topic

By Elif A

Mar 16, 2021

The content is short, clear and enough. It is the right choice for beginners.

By Moreno C

Feb 15, 2020

Good introductory course to develop an intuition of multivariate calculus.

By vignesh n

Sep 12, 2018

It was a good course compared to other two courses of this specialization.

By Bernard B

May 25, 2020

Nice introductory course. Week 5 and 6 felt rush other than that 5 stars!

By Clayton A

Jul 22, 2019

teachers are awesome but the last notebook needs a little work i believe.

By yomna

Feb 7, 2021

The lectures in week 6 are very summarized and some parts were not clear


Jul 26, 2021

The course is good but i think extra reading material must be provided

By 2K18/CO/166 K R

Oct 27, 2020

It is a great course and i learnt a lot of cool stuff in this course.

By Nileshkumar R P

Apr 28, 2020

It was a great course. More details and time needed for the course.

By manish c

Apr 26, 2020

Excellent course for beginners who want to learn machine learning .

By João M G

Jul 31, 2019

Weeks 1-4 are great! Weeks 5 and 6 are longer and less explanatory.

By Alex S

Aug 16, 2018

Good course to learn about the mathematics behind machine learning.

By Jair J C C

Dec 26, 2019

Excellent course, some parts in the last weekend were not so clear

By Hari

Feb 12, 2019

Really good for fundamentals, the assignments were too easy though

By Rakesh V S

Jan 4, 2020

Last week was very rushed. Should be more patient in teaching.

By Paulo G

Nov 29, 2018

great content, but the grader software needs some improvement

By Prabhjot S A

May 2, 2020

First 4 weeks were awesome but last 2 weeks were mediocre.

By Harsh D

Jun 2, 2019

Awesome course, just wish it had more info on hessian.

By Deleted A

Jan 3, 2019

Good grounding in fundermental material needed for ML

By William S

Jan 11, 2020

Weeks 1-4 were great, 5-6 felt rushed and confusing

By Shariq A

Dec 24, 2019

Good course ..but need to elaborate a little more

By Naseem A

Dec 20, 2021

get confused when going to last part this course