Single-variable calculus: Free online course

By Shweta

Calculus seems to be the most difficult part of mathematics to many who are learning higher level mathematics. Calculus has the power to explain everything from the periodicity of heartbeat to the planetary orbits. When a student learns Calculus, it seems tough because he/she is not knowing the real life applications of the concept and hence feel clueless about the concept.


The University of Pennsylvania has offered a free online course on single-variable Calculus which emphases on conceptual understanding and applications. The course is designed for students beginning in engineering, physical and social sciences.

About the course:

In the course Calculus: Single variable Part I - Functions, the focus is on understanding the Taylor's series, limits, understand the reason behind l'Hopital's rule and the Big O notation.

The commitment required to study this course is said to be 6 - 8 hours per week. A dedicated study of such courses will improve the basic concepts of the students and help them clear the high level entrance exams like JEE, GATE, JAM with ease.

What will one learn in this course?

Given are the topics covered in the course. Each topic will have pre-recorded videos and quizzes. There will be a project at the end of the course.

  • Introduction to single-variable Calculus
  • Review of functions
  • Taylor Series
  • Limits and Asymptotics
Learn Calculus from University of Pennsylvania

How to enroll?

  • Go to the official page of the course
  • Click on Enroll Now
  • The course is free of cost

This course is a golden opportunity for students around the world to learn from University of pennsylvania, member of the ivy league.

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