Back to Mathematics for Machine Learning: Multivariate Calculus

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This course offers a brief introduction to the multivariate calculus required to build many common machine learning techniques. We start at the very beginning with a refresher on the “rise over run” formulation of a slope, before converting this to the formal definition of the gradient of a function. We then start to build up a set of tools for making calculus easier and faster. Next, we learn how to calculate vectors that point up hill on multidimensional surfaces and even put this into action using an interactive game. We take a look at how we can use calculus to build approximations to functions, as well as helping us to quantify how accurate we should expect those approximations to be. We also spend some time talking about where calculus comes up in the training of neural networks, before finally showing you how it is applied in linear regression models. This course is intended to offer an intuitive understanding of calculus, as well as the language necessary to look concepts up yourselves when you get stuck. Hopefully, without going into too much detail, you’ll still come away with the confidence to dive into some more focused machine learning courses in future....

DP

Nov 25, 2018

Great course to develop some understanding and intuition about the basic concepts used in optimization. Last 2 weeks were a bit on a lower level of quality then the rest in my opinion but still great.

SS

Aug 3, 2019

Very Well Explained. Good content and great explanation of content. Complex topics are also covered in very easy way. Very Helpful for learning much more complex topics for Machine Learning in future.

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By Manjunath H

•Jul 10, 2019

Very organised. Assignments are great to practically apply the concepts into practice.

By Ishan P

•Jan 27, 2019

Wonderful for all mathematics behind machine learning. I really enjoyed completing up.

By Ramakrishnan.K

•May 12, 2020

High school calculus retold with machine learning relevance and the magic has worked!

By David N

•Apr 22, 2021

Great course to get into calculus as applied to machine learning. Great instructors.

By Sagnik M

•Aug 7, 2020

Everyone should take this course before stepping into the ocean of Machine Learning.

By Yamil V

•May 19, 2020

Lucid explanations of fairly complicated concepts. I learned a lot from this course.

By Muhammad U R

•Jul 14, 2020

Hello. This is an extraordinarily tremendous course to learn multivariate calculus.

By Trishita M

•Jul 12, 2020

Excellent course to get started for learning the math behind Machine Learning,etc.

By Aditya M

•May 10, 2020

this course is really helpful for building mathematical skills for machine learning

By Ajay S

•Apr 8, 2019

really a great course for learning calculus for mathematics. thanks for teaching us

By T K

•Jul 21, 2020

Right amount of practice and programming assignments, helped in building intuition

By Fabian B

•Jun 16, 2019

Challenging, but very exciting. Learned a lot interesting fundamentals. Thank you.

By J G

•Apr 23, 2018

It is a very good course about the Mathematics behind the Machine Learning models.

By Tze C L

•Feb 12, 2021

Intuitive and practical guide to calculus with applications for machine learning.

By Aishik R

•Jan 11, 2020

Explanation on derivative of a vector wrt Matrix would have been great e.g, dZ/dW

By Suyog P

•Aug 21, 2019

Excellent course to start for Machine Learning and revise Multivariable Calculus.

By Jorge L C T

•Aug 26, 2021

This course it´s great i love applied maths and the way the themes were given !

By Daniel W

•Jun 13, 2020

Awesome class. Highly recommended. Both instructors among the best on Coursera.

By Oscar S

•May 20, 2020

The course filled up my expectatives and the lecturers teachs in a simply form.

By Shmuel S

•Aug 21, 2019

Loved the course as it gives very concrete example to somehow abstract concepts

By Bohdan K V

•Aug 4, 2020

Nice course, tried to learn calculus by a book but this course is much easier!

By Sijeo P

•Apr 26, 2020

Good Course to consider if looking to learn Machine Learing or Neural Networks

By Berkay E

•Aug 4, 2019

The course has awesome explanations, especially for machine learning concepts.

By Paula D P G

•Jun 19, 2020

This a great course, right to the point with very good teachers. Recommended!

By Luo Y

•Oct 2, 2019

Excellent course for gaining a basic understanding for calculus-coding stuff.

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