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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 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.


Dec 16, 2016

Excellent class. Prof. Ghrist has a great teaching style, and his idea to use Taylor Series first is quite effective. Many functions I have shied away from in the past are now familiar to me.

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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 Raimundo G

Jul 12, 2017

A great review!

By Henrikh K

Apr 29, 2017

Awesome course!

By 胡启阳

Feb 19, 2019

Really helpful

By Daniel A M R

Jan 06, 2019

A great course

By 刘钦生

Mar 31, 2017

It's so great!

By Michael C

May 03, 2019

Great course.

By Snehal D

Apr 28, 2018

Great course!

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Apr 13, 2018

Super Course!

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By Rubén O

Dec 09, 2019

Great course

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Jul 24, 2017

great course

By liuxiaogang

Sep 07, 2019

thanks alot

By Alessio B

Mar 19, 2019

Very useful

By Clay C

Jun 10, 2018

Great Help!


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By israel

Feb 16, 2016

I love it.


Jul 30, 2017

very nice

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Jul 19, 2016