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The University of Hong Kong

Engineering Calculus and Differential Equations

The University of Hong Kong via edX


How do electrical engineers find out all the currents and voltages in a network of connected components? How do civil engineers calculate the materials necessary to construct a curved dome over a new sports arena? How do space flight engineers launch an exploratory probe?

If questions like these pique your interest, this course is for you!

Calculus with differential equations is the universal language of engineers. In this course, “Engineering Calculus and Differential Equations,” we will introduce fundamental concepts of single-variable calculus and ordinary differential equations. We'll explore their applications in different engineering fields. In particular, you will learn how to apply mathematical skills to model and solve real engineering problems.

This course will enable you to develop a more profound understanding of engineering concepts and enhance your skills in solving engineering problems. In other words, youwill be able to construct relatively simple models of change and deduce their consequences. By studying these, youwill learn how to monitor and even controla given system to do what you want it to do.

Techniques widely used in engineering will be illustrated; such as Laplace transform for solving problems in vibrations and signal processing. We have designed animations and interactive visualizations to supplement complex mathematical theories and facilitate understanding of the dynamic nature of topics involving calculus.

Taught by

Kwok Wing Chow and Kai Man Tsang


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    A differential equation (often called a “de”) is an equation involving derivatives of an unknown function. If the unknown can be assumed to be a function of only one variable (so the derivatives are the “ordinary” derivatives from Calc. I), then w…
  • Tamera Indrick
    I think taking this course will be an excellent engineering class for me. also I think I will be good in this course I feel like I will learn and benefit a lot from this online program I am interested in learning as much as I can on engineering and the mathematical part included and putting things together so equipment runs smoothly

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