Highlights of Calculus

Photograph of Gilbert Strang in his office.

Gilbert Strang

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Course Description

Highlights of Calculus is a series of short videos that introduces the basics of calculus—how it works and why it is important. The intended audience is high school students, college students, or anyone who might need help understanding the subject.

The series is divided into three sections:

Introduction

  • Why Professor Strang created these videos
  • How to use the materials

Highlights of Calculus

  • Five videos reviewing the key topics and ideas of calculus
  • Applications to real-life situations and problems
  • Additional summary slides and practice problems

Derivatives

  • Twelve videos focused on differential calculus
  • More applications to real-life situations and problems
  • Additional summary slides and practice problems

About the Instructor

Professor Gilbert Strang is a renowned mathematics professor who has taught at MIT since 1962. Read more about Prof. Strang

Acknowledgements

Special thanks to Professor J.C. Nave for his help and advice on the development and recording of this program.

The video editing was funded by the Lord Foundation of Massachusetts.

Strang, Gilbert. RES.18-005 Highlights of Calculus, Spring 2010. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/resources/res-18-005-highlights-of-calculus-spring-2010 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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