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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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YG

Jul 03, 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.

RH

Dec 16, 2016

Excellent class. Prof. Ghrist has a great teaching style, and his idea to use Taylor Series first is quite effective. Many functions I have shied away from in the past are now familiar to me.

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By Jose Q

May 31, 2018

Muy interesante y de bastante aplicación a otras ramas de la matemática.

By Petr S

Nov 16, 2016

I liked it a lot! Sometimes it was too difficult, but I rellay liked it!

By Dr K A

Apr 30, 2020

Very well organized programme for the motivation of respective subject

By Ramanuj H

Jun 05, 2019

This is a very good course delivered in an engaging and accessible way

By RAMCHANDRA K

Jun 12, 2020

Best course for basics of limit and deriavtives with integration also

By Yizhou H

Apr 27, 2017

A pretty great lecturer makes a good impact on my own study in math.

By zhangzhe

Feb 05, 2017

Great course, it explained a lot of questions about calculus I had.

By Ersan E

Nov 08, 2016

Taking everything deep enough; not less or not much until now.

By Maarten B

Jun 20, 2017

A very inspiring course, especially with such an awsome professor

By roshan m

Mar 04, 2017

Awesome Course, very in dept and really fun. Love the animations

By Mikael S

Mar 02, 2017

Great professor, explain very clearly and give example. I liked!

By Deleted A

Nov 13, 2016

From this course, i learned a lot about simple variable calculus

By Paulinka T

Oct 20, 2019

Very well-prepared, excellently presented. Thank you very much!

By GUILLERMO E P

May 05, 2020

excelente, tiene mucho nivel que dificultad tan grande pasarlo

By Juan J C C

Jun 27, 2017

Muy bueno, explicaciones muy acertadas y excelentes ejecicios.

By Cameron C

Jan 11, 2016

Excellent! Learned a ton! Lots of hard work, but great payoff.

By José A D S

Dec 01, 2017

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

By Cessna

Apr 02, 2016

Would like to recommend without reservation! Perfect course!

By 张柏豪

Oct 09, 2016

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

By Ioannis P

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 E

Aug 26, 2019

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

By RAJATH G K

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 M-x

Feb 29, 2016

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