Este curso faz parte do Programa de cursos integrados Mathematics for Machine Learning

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Programa de cursos integrados Mathematics for Machine Learning

Imperial College London

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This course offers a brief introduction to the multivariate calculus required to build many common machine learning techniques. We start at the very beginning with a refresher on the “rise over run” formulation of a slope, before converting this to the formal definition of the gradient of a function. We then start to build up a set of tools for making calculus easier and faster. Next, we learn how to calculate vectors that point up hill on multidimensional surfaces and even put this into action using an interactive game. We take a look at how we can use calculus to build approximations to functions, as well as helping us to quantify how accurate we should expect those approximations to be. We also spend some time talking about where calculus comes up in the training of neural networks, before finally showing you how it is applied in linear regression models. This course is intended to offer an intuitive understanding of calculus, as well as the language necessary to look concepts up yourselves when you get stuck. Hopefully, without going into too much detail, you’ll still come away with the confidence to dive into some more focused machine learning courses in future.

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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...

Legendas: Inglês...

Linear RegressionVector CalculusMultivariable CalculusGradient Descent

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Sugerido: 6 weeks of study, 2-5 hours/week...

Legendas: Inglês...

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1Understanding calculus is central to understanding machine learning! You can think of calculus as simply a set of tools for analysing the relationship between functions and their inputs. Typically, in machine learning, we are trying to find the inputs which enable a function to best match the data.
We start this module from the basics, by recalling what a function is and where we might encounter one. Following this, we talk about the how, when sketching a function on a graph, the slope describes the rate of change off the output with respect to an input. Using this visual intuition we next derive a robust mathematical definition of a derivative, which we then use to differentiate some interesting functions. Finally, by studying a few examples, we develop four handy time saving rules that enable us to speed up differentiation for many common scenarios. ...

10 vídeos (Total de 46 min), 4 leituras, 6 testes

Welcome to Module 1!1min

Functions4min

Rise Over Run4min

Definition of a derivative10min

Differentiation examples & special cases7min

Product rule4min

Chain rule5min

Taming a beast5min

See you next module!min

About Imperial College & the team5min

How to be successful in this course5min

Grading Policy5min

Additional Readings & Helpful References5min

Matching functions visually20min

Matching the graph of a function to the graph of its derivative20min

Let's differentiate some functions20min

Practicing the product rule20min

Practicing the chain rule20min

Unleashing the toolbox20min

Semana

2Building on the foundations of the previous module, we now generalise our calculus tools to handle multivariable systems. This means we can take a function with multiple inputs and determine the influence of each of them separately. It would not be unusual for a machine learning method to require the analysis of a function with thousands of inputs, so we will also introduce the linear algebra structures necessary for storing the results of our multivariate calculus analysis in an orderly fashion. ...

9 vídeos (Total de 41 min), 5 testes

Variables, constants & context7min

Differentiate with respect to anything4min

The Jacobian5min

Jacobian applied6min

The Sandpit4min

The Hessian5min

Reality is hard4min

See you next module!min

Practicing partial differentiation20min

Calculating the Jacobian20min

Bigger Jacobians!20min

Calculating Hessians20min

Assessment: Jacobians and Hessians20min

Semana

3Having seen that multivariate calculus is really no more complicated than the univariate case, we now focus on applications of the chain rule. Neural networks are one of the most popular and successful conceptual structures in machine learning. They are build up from a connected web of neurons and inspired by the structure of biological brains. The behaviour of each neuron is influenced by a set of control parameters, each of which needs to be optimised to best fit the data. The multivariate chain rule can be used to calculate the influence of each parameter of the networks, allow them to be updated during training. ...

6 vídeos (Total de 19 min), 4 testes

Multivariate chain rule2min

More multivariate chain rule5min

Simple neural networks5min

More simple neural networks4min

See you next module!min

Multivariate chain rule exercise20min

Simple Artificial Neural Networks20min

Training Neural Networks25min

Semana

4The Taylor series is a method for re-expressing functions as polynomial series. This approach is the rational behind the use of simple linear approximations to complicated functions. In this module, we will derive the formal expression for the univariate Taylor series and discuss some important consequences of this result relevant to machine learning. Finally, we will discuss the multivariate case and see how the Jacobian and the Hessian come in to play. ...

9 vídeos (Total de 41 min), 5 testes

Building approximate functions3min

Power series3min

Power series derivation9min

Power series details6min

Examples5min

Linearisation5min

Multivariate Taylor6min

See you next module!min

Matching functions and approximations20min

Applying the Taylor series15min

Taylor series - Special cases10min

2D Taylor series15min

Taylor Series Assessment20min

4.7

por JT•Nov 13th 2018

Excellent course. I completed this course with no prior knowledge of multivariate calculus and was successful nonetheless. It was challenging and extremely interesting, informative, and well designed.

por AS•Apr 15th 2018

Excellent course!\n\nI studied multivariate calculus during engineering. I hardly understood the concepts at that time, this course helped me understand and visualize what is going behind formulas.

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For a lot of higher level courses in Machine Learning and Data Science, you find you need to freshen up on the basics in mathematics - stuff you may have studied before in school or university, but which was taught in another context, or not very intuitively, such that you struggle to relate it to how it’s used in Computer Science. This specialization aims to bridge that gap, getting you up to speed in the underlying mathematics, building an intuitive understanding, and relating it to Machine Learning and Data Science.
In the first course on Linear Algebra we look at what linear algebra is and how it relates to data. Then we look through what vectors and matrices are and how to work with them.
The second course, Multivariate Calculus, builds on this to look at how to optimize fitting functions to get good fits to data. It starts from introductory calculus and then uses the matrices and vectors from the first course to look at data fitting.
The third course, Dimensionality Reduction with Principal Component Analysis, uses the mathematics from the first two courses to compress high-dimensional data. This course is of intermediate difficulty and will require basic Python and numpy knowledge.
At the end of this specialization you will have gained the prerequisite mathematical knowledge to continue your journey and take more advanced courses in machine learning....

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