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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.

Thank you so much Prof. Ghrist.

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By Tima n

Mar 31, 2020

thanks great course! please, make about stability and dynamic system

By Wenruo H

Dec 5, 2016

It could be better if we can see the key or tips for the homework.

By Mohammad H

Mar 22, 2018

a good and neat course, I used it for reviewing and it went well

By Yashh S K

Nov 29, 2018

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

By Peanut G

Jun 11, 2017

my first math.It is the best lecturein in my university life

By Fulgence O I

Jan 7, 2019

Very well and simply explained

Made review easier for me


Jan 24, 2023

no reference is not good for students' self autonomy

By Kasym N

Jun 23, 2020

Still, I couldn't grab the meaning of Limits.

By Shwet R

Jan 10, 2016

Its really challenging and rewarding course.

By Slobodan K

Oct 29, 2022

very good for recapitulation of knowledge!

By adilet a

Jun 17, 2016

This is very good course for students!!!

By Rajasekhar

May 21, 2016

Good illustration of complex topics.

By Atef H

May 21, 2016

Great new approach towards calculus.


May 12, 2020

The course is really informative

By Jerome P

Mar 18, 2023

Add more examples pleaseeeee!

By Ahsan M

Jan 25, 2020

great course fot beignners !!

By Oliver A

Jan 2, 2023

great teaching and material

By Jaspreet S

Jan 25, 2016

very good learning process

By Amri M

Feb 8, 2021

lil bit confusing

By Balakrishnan M

Apr 11, 2020

Improve knowledge

By Sattam S S A

Apr 26, 2020

it was great

By Johannes M

May 20, 2016

Very good!

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Dec 18, 2016