Calculus is the greatest mathematical breakthrough since the pioneering discoveries of the ancient Greeks. Without it, there would be no spaceflight, skyscrapers, jet planes, economic modeling, or accurate weather forecasting. One of the most powerful problem solving tools ever invented, calculus is a skill that can be learned. Its techniques are used to analyze situations involving change, to calculate optimum values, and to measure complex shapes. With crystal-clear explanations of the beautiful ideas of calculus, frequent study tips, pitfalls to avoid, and--best of all--hundreds of examples and practice problems that are specifically designed to explain and reinforce major concepts, this course will be a valuable guide to conquering calculus. Bruce H. Edwards, professor of mathematics at the University of Florida, presents the fundamentals of calculus and its various applications in this 36-part (30 min. each) lecture series.