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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 Sheldon D

Jul 4, 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 18, 2018

Brilliant, great

By Henrikh K

Feb 24, 2021

Awesome course!

By Adam R

Aug 10, 2020

Awesome Course!

By Joubert F

May 13, 2020

excellent class

By Mauro R

Feb 2, 2020

A great course.

By Raimundo G

Jul 12, 2017

A great review!

By Noah B G

Dec 14, 2021

Amazing course

By Apurba G

Aug 29, 2021

Great Learning

By Mahiul B

Jul 29, 2021

G​reat Course!

By Deleted A

Mar 29, 2020

Amazing class!

By 胡启阳

Feb 19, 2019

Really helpful

By Daniel A M R

Jan 6, 2019

A great course

By 刘钦生

Mar 31, 2017

It's so great!

By Michael C

May 2, 2019

Great course.

By Snehal D

Apr 28, 2018

Great course!

By Vyacheslav K

Apr 13, 2018

Super Course!

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By Ganjikunta A

Apr 25, 2022

great course

By Rubén A O

Oct 3, 2021

Great course

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Dec 20, 2020

great course