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Calculus Free Online Course by Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Massachusetts Institute of Technology is offering free online course on Calculus 1B: Integration. In this course, applicants will learn to interpret it geometrically as an area under a graph, and discover its connection to the derivative.

In this six-week course, applicants will discover the integral – what it is and how to compute it. See how to use calculus to model real world phenomena. Part 2 of 3. This course will start on November 1, 2017.

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Course At A Glance 

Length: 13 weeks
Effort: 5-10 hours pw
Subject: Math
Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $99
Session: Course Starts on November 1, 2017

Providers’ Details

Massachusetts Institute of Technology — a coeducational, privately endowed research university founded in 1861 — is dedicated to advancing knowledge and educating students in science, technology, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century. Learn more about MIT. Through MITx, the Institute furthers its commitment to improving education worldwide.

About This Course

How long should the handle of your spoon be so that your fingers do not burn while mixing chocolate fondue? Can you find a shape that has finite volume, but infinite surface area? How does the weight of the rider change the trajectory of a zip line ride? These and many other questions can be answered by harnessing the power of the integral.

Why Take This Course?

How long should the handle of your spoon be so that your fingers do not burn while mixing chocolate fondue? Can you find a shape that has finite volume, but infinite surface area? How does the weight of the rider change the trajectory of a zip line ride? These and many other questions can be answered by harnessing the power of the integral.

Learning Outcomes

  • Some differential equation models for physical phenomena and solutions
  • The geometric interpretation and physical meaning of the integral
  • The connection of the integral to the derivative
  • Several methods of numerically and symbolically integrating functions
  • To apply integrals to solve real world problems

Instructors

Karene Chu

Karene Chu received her Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 2012. Since then she has been a postdoctoral fellow first at the University of Toronto/Fields Institute, and then at MIT, with research focus on knot theory.

Jen French

Jen French is an MITx Digital Learning Scientist in the MIT math department. She earned her PhD in mathematics from MIT in 2010, with specialization in Algebraic Topology.

Gigliola Staffilani

Gigliola Staffilani is the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of Mathematics since 2007. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1995. Following faculty appointments at Stanford, Princeton, and Brown, she joined the MIT mathematics faculty in 2002.

David Jerison

David Jerison received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1980, and joined the mathematics faculty at MIT in 1981. In 1985, he received an A.P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship and a Presidential Young Investigator Award.

Requirements

18.01.1x Calculus 1A – Differentiation

How To Join This Course

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