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Single Variable Calculus

A graph of three lines, red, yellow, and blue that represent secant approximation.

Secant approximation mathlet from the d'Arbeloff Interactive Math Project. Image courtesy of Haynes Miller, Heidi Burgiel, and J.-M. Claus.

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Prof. David Jerison

Course Description

This calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, and concludes with a brief discussion of infinite series. Calculus is fundamental to many scientific disciplines including physics, engineering, and economics.

Course Format

This course has been designed for independent study. It includes all of the materials you will need to understand the concepts covered in this subject. The materials in this course include:

  • Lecture Videos with supporting written notes
  • Recitation Videos of problem-solving tips
  • Worked Examples with detailed solutions to sample problems
  • Problem sets with solutions
  • Exams with solutions
  • Interactive Java Applets ("Mathlets") to reinforce key concepts
  • An Online Study Group

Content Development

David Jerison
Arthur Mattuck
Haynes Miller
Benjamin Brubaker

Jeremy Orloff
Heidi Burgiel
Christine Breiner
David Jordan
Joel Lewis


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