# Differential Calculus through Data and Modeling Specialization

This specialization provides an introduction to topics in single and multivariable calculus, and focuses on using calculus to address questions in the natural and social sciences. Students will learn to use the tools of calculus to process, analyze, and interpret data, and to communicate meaningful results, using scientific computing and mathematical modeling. Topics include functions as models of data, differential and integral calculus of functions of one and several variables, differential equations, and optimization and estimation techniques.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

- Model data with both single and multivariable functions

- Find maximum and minimum values of both single and multivariable functions, with and without constraints, to find optimal solutions to problems.

- Understand properties of different types of functions to apply them accordingly to model different situations.

- Perform operations of differential calculus, such as finding velocity, acceleration, rates of change, and slopes of tangent lines.