Course Description

Mathematics for Machine Learning - Multivariate Calclus Mathematics is a fundamental tool for Machine Learning, and multivariate calculus is one of the key components that every aspiring Machine Learning practitioner must master. Multivariate calculus is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of functions of several variables, including differentiation, integration, and optimization. In the context of Machine Learning, multivariate calculus plays a crucial role in understanding and developing models for complex data sets. The Mathematics for Machine Learning - Multivariate Calculus course is designed to provide students with a deep understanding of multivariate calculus and its applications in Machine Learning. The course covers a wide range of topics, including vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, gradients, Hessian matrices, Taylor series, and optimization algorithms. Students will also learn about the fundamental concepts of linear algebra, which are essential for understanding many Machine Learning algorithms. The course is divided into several modules, each focusing on a specific aspect of multivariate calculus. The first module introduces the basic concepts of multivariate calculus, such as vectors and matrices, and the operations that can be performed on them. The second module covers partial derivatives and gradients, which are critical for optimizing Machine Learning models. The third module introduces the Hessian matrix, which is used to determine the shape of a function at a particular point. The fourth module focuses on Taylor series, which are used to approximate functions, and the final module covers optimization algorithms, including gradient descent and Newton's method. Throughout the course, students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts they learn to real-world Machine Learning problems. The course includes a series of hands-on projects that allow students to work with real data sets and develop their Machine Learning models. By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid foundation in multivariate calculus and be equipped with the skills they need to build and optimize complex Machine Learning models. Overall, the Mathematics for Machine Learning - Multivariate Calclus course is an essential tool for anyone looking to work in the field of Machine Learning. With a strong foundation in multivariate calculus, students will be able to understand and develop advanced Machine Learning models that can tackle complex real-world problems. Author: Imperial College London, Dr David Dye, Dr Sam Cooper