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In this unit, we will learn about the fundamentals of differential calculus and why they are important for data science. First, we will analyze functions using the concepts of limits and derivatives. After a conceptual understanding of these concepts, we will learn how to calculate derivatives using the NumPy library and assess our skills with a quiz and project.
Learn about the fundamentals of calculus, including limits and derivatives.
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Frequently asked questions about Differential Calculus
When you’re creating models based on reality, you’ll need to understand how different things change and relate to each other. That’s where differential calculus, the mathematics of how quickly things change, comes in.