Calculus Two: Sequences and Series

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Sequences and Series will challenge us to think very carefully about "infinity." What does it mean to add up an unending list of numbers? How can an infinite task result in a finite answer? These questions lead us to some very deep concepts—but also to some powerful computational tools which are used not only in math but in many quantitative disciplines. This course is a first and friendly introduction to sequences, infinite series, convergence tests, and Taylor series. It is suitable for someone who has seen just a bit of calculus before. And since one learns mathematics by doing mathematics, this course encourages you to participate by providing plenty of computational problems, conceptual projects, and opportunities to explain your thought process to your peers.
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9/10 starsCompleted
  • 6 reviews
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6 years, 10 months ago
A really fun and engaging course. Jim Fowler is a great teacher whose enthusiasm for maths is highly infective. In stark contrast to the sterile, professionally-produced videos that some courses provide, Jim shows you how maths can be done by pushing around little pieces of paper. It is an amazingly effective approach and contributes a lot to the charm of the course. To be honest, I wasn't that interested in the material, but started it just to take a look. But I got hooked and ended up thoroughly enjoying it.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 7 reviews
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6 years, 9 months ago
This course is fun, engaging and just the right size. My only regret is that they didn't keep the bouncy intro tune from the first course.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years ago
Fantastic course. The instructor goes to great lengths to give you an intuitive understanding of the material through various visualizations and analogies. And although the course is easy to follow, everything is clearly defined and you never have the sense that important information is held back from you to make things easier. The course also comes with a great, free textbook.
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8/10 starsCompleted
  • 15 reviews
  • 13 completed
7 years, 2 months ago
When I compare Jim Fowlers course "Calculus Two: Sequences and Series" to Prof Ghrist course "Calculus: Single Variable" (the part that deals with series and sequences), I notice teach the problem completely different even though the content is quite similar. While Ghrist is all about explaining it once and doing homework for hours to have you master it, Jim Fowler will actually take you by the hand and show you the ropes step by step. While Ghrist is all about memorizing and allowing few or one attempt to score, Fowler will give you hints all up to the answer in this course and allows you many as many attempts as you'd like. Since I find it quite a hard topic I'm glad Fowler explained everything so clearly so I could pass Ghrist's course more easily.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 28 reviews
  • 26 completed
7 years, 4 months ago
I don't know which one was better this or the first one.Another amazing Course from Jim Fowler.Personally the best Math Professor i have seen in my entire life(High School,College,lots of Moocs).I have taken tons of Moocs.From my experience,some Prof. do them for the fame,some cause the Uni force them,some to sell MBAs,some to try new things,some don't know why they do them,Professor Jim Fowler do them because he loves teaching. Shorter version from the first one(the first one was 13 weeks long),the quizzes have hints if you get stuck or you don't know how to solve them,Prof and the team were very active in the forums. The best series of courses about Calculus in the Web in my opinion.
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10/10 starsCompleted
  • 25 reviews
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7 years, 6 months ago
This is a brilliant course - short but you get a lot out of it. I hadn't done any serious maths for many years and was taking Calculus 1 at the same time, so don't be put off by the 'Two' thinking you need a calculus background - it was very self contained, and Jim Fowler really is a great maths teacher.
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  • 4 completed
7 years, 6 months ago
Is Jim Fowler one of the best math instructors? Thousands would say, definitely, and I agree. This is a great course, very well presented and makes the difficult easy. He covers a lot of material in six weeks, but there is a lot of encouragement along the way. He is one of those instructors who believes everyone can do it, and he tends to get those results. Here's hoping he teaches many more math courses.
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6 years, 4 months ago
Another great course from Jim Fowler (see my review of his Calculus One class. http://coursetalk.org/coursera/calculus-one). The course is easy if you only want to pass it because you can repeat things so often and there are so many hints. If you want to actually learn (and remember it) there is a large amount of material to look at.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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  • 3 completed
7 years, 2 months ago
Again, another wonderful course from the instructor Jim. This course takes Calculus to another level, and again brings you to a whole other level of thinking about math. This course is slightly more difficult than Calculus One, but the lectures in this course are awesome, and really show you how the nitty-gritty works step-by-step. This course is formatted a little differently than the Calculus One course however. First of all, it's shorter, meaning that the deadlines are closer together. However, the good thing is that the weekly quizzes are made to TEACH, not to access. The quizzes are made to capture the essential concepts from the lectures and teach you more about them, in hopes of giving you the independence to solve difficult problems by yourself.
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