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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 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 Aleksander 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.

By It's m D

Dec 5, 2020

I'm very glad. But my certificate couldn't I took.

By 易灿

May 16, 2016

Very intuitive, I think 1.5 speed is more properly

By Misty K

Nov 26, 2018

I appreciated the in depth theory and mechanics.

By Wanying P

May 11, 2017

Very good course and format, highly recommended!

By Himanshu B

Oct 6, 2018

Excellent Course for brushing up on functions.


Feb 3, 2017

Excellent Course! Thank you professor Ghrist!

By Madhu K S

Mar 14, 2020

Nice course. This was a great review for me.

By Madhusudan

May 20, 2020

i have learned a lot in Calculus functions.

By Audrey

Apr 30, 2019

a little bit difficult but worth learning!

By Dr.S.Nagarani

Jul 8, 2020

Too difficult course but very interesting

By Runze L

Jan 29, 2017

Clear, a little challenging, interesting!

By Gustavo D O

Apr 12, 2020

Awesome course!!! I strongly recommend!!

By Darshan P

Dec 14, 2019

Thanks but I did not get the certificate