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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 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.


Aug 18, 2020

Very good and challenging material! This motivated me to do better in my Calculus Courses. Would definitely have more of these courses soon, as this is suited for higher mathematics in college.

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By Océane W

Nov 14, 2016

Hope to give more examples

By Amir S

Aug 10, 2020

Excellent course to learn

By geethika r

Jul 09, 2020

hard but wonderful course

By 风怜目尽无疆地

Feb 28, 2016


By David A

Oct 25, 2016

Professor G is awesome!

By huini z

Jul 20, 2020


By Moises C

Feb 24, 2019

Excelente, alto nivel

By 宗彬

May 21, 2018


By Sachin M V

Nov 01, 2016

Makes all basic clear

By Babou m l

Apr 01, 2020


By N B

Nov 12, 2016

Great course to take

By 闫桥

Apr 02, 2016

i like it very much.

By Lau C C C

Apr 21, 2018

thank you very much

By Stargrass

May 29, 2017

Best Calculus ever!

By adauto d s m

Jul 15, 2020

excelente curso...

By Marco A O S

Aug 06, 2017

Excellect Course!!

By José C I Z

Jun 03, 2017

very good approach

By Anna S

Jun 30, 2016

Good and difficult

By Lintao D

Jul 13, 2019

Very Nice Course!

By Sheldon D

Jul 04, 2019

a little bit hard

By Weiqi L

Sep 12, 2017

Good instruction!

By Dalmo V d S

Dec 26, 2019

Best, Very good.

By Taha Y B

Apr 18, 2018

Excellent course

By Michael G D

Jan 19, 2018

Brilliant, great

By Adam R

Aug 11, 2020

Awesome Course!