Online Calculus Preparation / Registration

Online Calculus Preparation

This is the old registration page for the Online Calculus Preparation course. The next course starts on July 2nd, 2018. The registration process has changed since 2018: All students enrolled in one of the (pre)masters at TU/e will receive an invitation to join this course automatically by the end of June. If you did not receive an email by July 1st, please contact

Course topics (tentative):

Week 1: linear equations and inequalities
Week 2: polynomials, rational functions, inverse functions
Week 3: trigonometric functions and their inverse functions
Week 4: limits of functions, continuity
Week 5: tangent lines, derivatives, the product and quotient rules, the chain rule, derivatives of trigonometric functions
Week 6: derivatives of exponential and logarithmic functions, implicit differentiation, maximum and minimum values, concavity and the second derivative test
Week 7: integration, antiderivatives, area, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Frequently asked questions:

Q: Is this course mandatory?
A: No, you don't have to take it. However, it is strongly recommended if you haven't had any mathematics courses recently.

Q: Do I have to pay a fee to participate in this course?
A: No, it is completely free of charge.

Q: I am on a holiday during part of the course. Is that a problem?
A: No, you can try to work ahead, or try to finish the course later. Even if you don't complete the whole course, it's still good that you have followed part of it.

Q: Do I need to purchase a book?
A: No, all course material is available online.

Q: Are there some lectures that I have to attend in Eindhoven?
A: No, everything is done through the Internet.

Q: If I can do everything in my own time, at my own speed, then why is there a weekly schedule?
A: First of all, because it helps students to have a fixed schedule for a couple of weeks. Secondly, because there will be homework that you have to hand it and which we will grade. We will grade the homework assignments in the designated weeks.

Q: If I complete this online course successfully, do I still need to take a calculus course in Eindhoven?
A: Yes. Unfortunately, this course does not give you any rights to skip the calculus course in your premaster. It will only help you to prepare for that course (and, possibly, several other courses)