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:
- the introduction and use of Taylor series and approximations from the beginning;
- a novel synthesis of discrete and continuous forms of Calculus;
- an emphasis on the conceptual over the computational; and
- a clear, dynamic, unified approach.
THE COURSE CERTIFICATE OPTION
By signing up and paying a nominal fee (financial aid can be provided), you'll be eligible to earn a Course Certificate in this course, including a higher level of identity verification to your Coursera coursework. For each assignment, your identity is confirmed through your photo and unique typing pattern. If you earn a Course Certificate, you will also be given a personal URL through which your course records can be shared with employers and educational institutions.
THE COLLEGE CREDIT RECOMMENDATION OPTION
Note: The following only applies to sessions starting on September 8th, 2014, and prior. This Calculus course has been evaluated and recommended by the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) for college credit so you can get a head start on your college education. More than 2,000 higher education institutions consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to degree programs. If you add this option to sessions starting on or prior to September 8th, 2014, towards the end of the course, you will take an online proctored exam which will be combined with your coursework to determine your eligibility for college credit recommendation.