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Single Variable Calculus - Fall 2006   

MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus - Fall 2006

Calculus (Latin, calculus, a small stone used for counting) is a branch in mathematics focused on limits, functions, derivatives, integrals, and infinite series. This subject constitutes a major part of modern mathematics education.

This introductory calculus course covers differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, with applications.

Course Homepage: 18.01 Single Variable Calculus Fall 2006

Course features at MIT OpenCourseWare page:


Reviews and comments:

Comment1 youyou, February 17, 2011 at 9:12 a.m.:


Comment2 Josep Mallol Gurgui, March 30, 2011 at 8:04 p.m.:

Thank you very much for these videos of mathematics. They are excellent

Comment3 Majed, July 12, 2011 at 11:18 a.m.:

Thanks for MIT OCW for this most invaluable source of academic knowledge…. Please could you add civil engineering video lectures

Comment4 Hensly Jemio, August 18, 2011 at 5:21 p.m.:

These video lectures are great to review some topics that are the bare bone of real engineering..

Comment5 Gurinder Singh, September 19, 2011 at 5:07 p.m.:

this is an excellent stuff for learning calculus

Comment6 Woo young kim, October 4, 2011 at 1:58 p.m.:

I always think OCW is give the best way to learn about calculus

Comment7 Habibolla_Latifizadeh, October 4, 2011 at 9:49 p.m.:

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Comment9 Zak Patel, February 7, 2012 at 12:24 p.m.:

Thank you very much professor for these wonderful well explained lectures. I am from the UK and did maths about 20 years ago, though had difficulty understanding calculus (vague teachers). I've understood diff and integration better over the last few weeks than I did when I was a high school. Once again absolutely awesome and a pleasure to see you at work. Thanks

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Thank you v.v.much for this wonderful way of educating people. Although I am a microbiology student but I was always interested to study maths and OCW provided me a way to do so.

Comment11 Chole, June 9, 2012 at 7:40 a.m.:

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Comment12 Arnab Mukherjee, September 11, 2012 at 4:41 p.m.:

Thanks for the videos, learnt a lot.....

Comment13 Kaiyi Huang, October 2, 2012 at 8:40 a.m.:

Excuse me, is this a college lesson?

Comment14 hooshmand, January 17, 2013 at 2:31 p.m.:

Thanks for the videos ,that was great.

Comment15 waseem rashid, April 13, 2013 at 2:29 p.m.:


The effort to make education accessible to all is truly commendable.I was wondering if MIT could contrive some means of offering credit to students who take its OCW courses regularly.

Comment16 Milad Nejati, April 28, 2013 at 5:52 p.m.:

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Comment17 pierre duval, July 26, 2013 at 11:09 a.m.:

i am a disabled artist that need the visual to absorb the material.
being an artist i fell in love with math in that it is elegant and as well can be graphed.
to me it's better than music when i sit and paint at the easel.

thank you so very much

Comment18 Tom, September 9, 2013 at 5:31 p.m.:

Where can I find downloadable versions of Lectures beyond Lecture 7 for the single variable calculus course?

Comment19 Sam Ward, March 10, 2014 at 8:22 p.m.:

As a former college teacher I find your lectures to be very inspiring. Thank you.

Comment20 arif hussain, July 2, 2015 at 8:46 a.m.:

sir how we show a relation among limit,derivative and integration?

Comment21 Jyosna, June 16, 2018 at 4:52 p.m.:

Hi Today I was watching MIT 18.01 Single Variable Calculus, Fall 2007 and MIT 18.02 Multivariable Calculus, Fall 2007 on youtube today in the afternoon Indian standard time. But now in the evening vidoe's displaying message 'It is not available in your country i.e. India'. Request you to make it available in India.

Comment22 Dr Narayana Iyer, February 23, 2019 at 10:47 a.m.:

As a retired college teacher, I am delighted to hear your lectures on SV Calculus. All the talks are more than excellent. Hearing these lecture, there is no doubbt that every one will try to become good Calculus teacher-there is life in your lectures.

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