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    6 semanas
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  • A basic knowledge of math
  • Some programming experience - Python is preferred.
  • A willingness to learn through self-paced study.

Sobre este curso

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Want to study machine learning or artificial intelligence, but worried that your math skills may not be up to it? Do words like "algebra' and "calculus" fill you with dread? Has it been so long since you studied math at school that you've forgotten much of what you learned in the first place?

You're not alone. machine learning and AI are built on mathematical principles like Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics, and Optimization; and many would-be AI practitioners find this daunting. This course is not designed to make you a mathematician. Rather, it aims to help you learn some essential foundational concepts and the notation used to express them. The course provides a hands-on approach to working with data and applying the techniques you've learned.

This course is not a full math curriculum; it's not designed to replace school or college math education. Instead, it focuses on the key mathematical concepts that you'll encounter in studies of machine learning. It is designed to fill the gaps for students who missed these key concepts as part of their formal education, or who need to refresh their memories after a long break from studying math.

edX offers financial assistance for learners who want to earn Verified Certificates but who may not be able to pay the fee. To apply for financial assistance, enroll in the course, then follow this link to complete an application for assistance.

Note: These courses will retire in June. Please enroll only if you are able to finish your coursework in time.

Lo que aprenderás

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After completing this course, you will be familiar with the following mathematical concepts and techniques:

  • Equations, Functions, and Graphs
  • Differentiation and Optimization
  • Vectors and Matrices
  • Statistics and Probability

Plan de estudios

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  • Introduction
  • Equations, Functions, and Graphs
  • Differentiation and Optimization
  • Vectors and Matrices
  • Statistics and Probability

Note: This syllabus is preliminary and subject to change.

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Graeme Malcolm
Senior Content Developer
Microsoft Learning Experiences

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Preguntas frecuentes

Q: The prerequisites include Python Programming - why do I need this to learn math?
A: This course is specifically aimed at students who want to apply math to machine learning and artificial intelligence - Python is used extensively in these fields. The practical elements of this course involve implementing mathematical techniques in Python code. For the most part, you'll be given the code you need to complete the exercises; but a basic knowledge of Python syntax will improve your understanding of what's going on in the labs and demonstrations. Consider taking course DAT208x: Introduction to Python for Data Science before taking this class.

Q: What hardware and software do I need to complete this class?
A: You will need a computer running Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux and a web browser. Optionally, you can install Python 3.x - but you will be able to complete the labs using a free online environment, so this is not required.

Q: Will I need a Microsoft Azure subscription to complete this class?
A: No. You will be able to complete the labs using a local Python installation or the Microsoft Azure Notebooks service, which is a free service that does not require an Azure subscription.

¿Quién puede hacer este curso?

Lamentablemente, las personas de uno o más de los siguientes países o regiones no podrán registrarse para este curso: Irán, Cuba y la región de Crimea en Ucrania. Si bien edX consiguió licencias de la Oficina de Control de Activos Extranjeros de los EE. UU. (U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control, OFAC) para ofrecer nuestros cursos a personas en estos países y regiones, las licencias que hemos recibido no son lo suficientemente amplias como para permitirnos dictar este curso en todas las ubicaciones. edX lamenta profundamente que las sanciones estadounidenses impidan que ofrezcamos todos nuestros cursos a cualquier persona, sin importar dónde viva.