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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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Very Informative course and easy to catch. Although knowledge on the subject is a prerequisite before taking this. Not advisable to those with no knowledge whatsoever in calculus.


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As a mathematics student in high school who just wanted to learn and explore more in calculus and university math this was a great first step to start with. Can't wait to go for chapter 2!!!

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By María J C

Apr 19, 2020

me encantó, súper completo

By 孙宇杰

Jun 4, 2019

good course, very helpful!

By Pat B

Jul 11, 2017

Best calculus course ever.

By Oce

Nov 14, 2016

Hope to give more examples

By Prathi V K

Jun 30, 2023

Nice course for beginners

By Ngo N M T

May 13, 2022

hard! excellent! excited!

By Deleted A

Sep 26, 2021

hard but wonderful course

By Amir S S

Aug 9, 2020

Excellent course to learn

By Arun C

Feb 10, 2021

Great to have taken this

By Federico B

Sep 30, 2020

Excellent presentations!

By 风怜目尽无疆地

Feb 28, 2016


By Yacine G

Aug 23, 2023

this course is amazing!

By carlos t

Jan 5, 2023

Excelente! Recomendo!!!

By David A

Oct 25, 2016

Professor G is awesome!

By Deleted A

Dec 20, 2022

cours très intéressant

By huini z

Jul 20, 2020


By Abhijat S

Apr 28, 2024

Great way of teaching

By Pastor B B

Aug 27, 2023

En resumen Excelente!

By Ying G

May 8, 2023

learned a lot ,thanks

By Moises C

Feb 24, 2019

Excelente, alto nivel

By 宗彬

May 21, 2018


By Sachin M V

Nov 1, 2016

Makes all basic clear


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By Nyam-Ochir B (

Nov 12, 2016

Great course to take

By 闫桥

Apr 2, 2016

i like it very much.