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About the 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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Jul 2, 2018

Very well structured for a refresher course. Thank you Professor Ghrist for your effort in putting this course together. A little additional outside research was required but well worth the effort.


Feb 9, 2021

Excellent introduction to Calculus, I wanted to review the material to tutor my child but I am very happy that I learned a whole new way of looking at Calculus.\n\nThank you so much Prof. Ghrist.

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By José A D S

Dec 1, 2017

Es un curso excelente, me gusta mucho, propone muchos retos.

By Cessna

Apr 2, 2016

Would like to recommend without reservation! Perfect course!

By arash s

Oct 10, 2020

thank you very much

it was really avery good course

By 张柏豪

Oct 9, 2016

wonderful class, and i am looking forward to the next part.

By Roy G

Sep 19, 2020

A great course. The homework is challenging and rewarding.

By Γιάννης Π

Jun 26, 2020

easiest way to understand difficult mathemtatical concepts

By 王子瑞

Sep 24, 2019

It is pretty instructional and the professor is also nice.

By Xavier C

Aug 26, 2019

Very interesting & difficult to me (i'm just a programmer)


Jun 11, 2017

Its a very good course. I learnt a lot from this course...

By Andrew M

Mar 26, 2016

Difficult but rewarding, explains some really lovely math!

By Deleted A

Feb 29, 2016

Simply put, this is the best course on Coursera, part one.

By Paul F

Mar 10, 2020

Great course. Thank you for making this available online.

By xiangdong z

May 27, 2017

Great course teaches me through clear and detailed clues.

By Tun L A

Apr 29, 2016

This course help me so much. So, I would link to thank U.

By Reema T

May 15, 2020

videos should be more helpful for completing exercises

By martin p

Dec 25, 2017

Excellent approach to calculus with top notch material

By Wenyuan D

Jul 12, 2017

The teaching material is comprehensible and super fun.

By Gadiel R

Jan 10, 2017

Great lessons, challenging material, and good support.

By Alexander S

Jan 5, 2016

Definitely one of the best courses on Coursera so far.

By Emir H

Jun 9, 2017

Really nice, well explained and entertaining course !

By Nirmala R

Sep 25, 2016

The visualizations were fantastic!! Loved the course.

By augustin m k

Nov 12, 2018

the course was good for me ,i undestand it very well

By Dmitri M

May 14, 2017

A useful refresher of my university courses! Thanks.

By Snehal P

May 24, 2020

It was to difficult for me but finally get enjoyed.

By Aurora M G

Feb 28, 2016

It is very interesting, but I miss a hard due date.