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Calculus: Single Variable Part 1 - Functions, University of Pennsylvania

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About this Course

Calculus is one of the grandest achievements of human thought, explaining everything from planetary orbits to the optimal size of a city to the periodicity of a heartbeat. This brisk course covers the core ideas of single-variable Calculus with emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is ideal for students beginning in the engineering, physical, and social sciences. Distinguishing features of the course include: 1) the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning; 2) a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus; 3) an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and 4) a clear, dynamic, unified approach. In this first part--part one of five--you will extend your understanding of Taylor series, review limits, learn the *why* behind l'Hopital's rule, and, most importantly, learn a new language for describing growth and decay of functions: the BIG O....
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218 Reviews

By Saptarshi Choudhury

Jan 16, 2019

Excellent course. A little bit of toughness but quite enjoyable and rewarding.

By Much Zhang

Jan 15, 2019


By Fulgence IKPE

Jan 07, 2019

Very well and simply explained

Made review easier for me

By Daniel Morales

Jan 06, 2019

A great course

By Bengmin Shi

Dec 30, 2018

Challenging but fascinating.

By I.W.

Dec 28, 2018

This was great, thank you! The only thing that would be useful is solutions to missed problems after the assignment has been completed because it's hard to know what you did wrong when you are working by yourself.

By Pedro Raro

Dec 26, 2018

It's a very good course that uses a different point of view to understand how things works in calculus. It's very didatic and helps you think outside the box. If you're thinking about do the course, keep in mind that it is necessary previous knowledge in calculus.

By Sagar Goswami

Nov 30, 2018

Great UI and explanation.Started with the Engg. maths and taking it to high school and for the Developer like me Big O is something which introduced in a appropriate way..:)

By Yashh Sachin Kotecha

Nov 29, 2018

Everything was exceptionally well taught except the Big-O part.

By Ross Luhmann

Nov 27, 2018

This is a much more in-depth calc class than I've had at univ, and by more in-depth I mean it's harder. That being said I feel like I understand the material better as before there was much more memorization whereas this has more explanation. A++++++ would take again.