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#### Overview of this book

Are you looking to start developing artificial intelligence applications? Do you need a refresher on key mathematical concepts? Full of engaging practical exercises, The Statistics and Calculus with Python Workshop will show you how to apply your understanding of advanced mathematics in the context of Python. The book begins by giving you a high-level overview of the libraries you'll use while performing statistics with Python. As you progress, you'll perform various mathematical tasks using the Python programming language, such as solving algebraic functions with Python starting with basic functions, and then working through transformations and solving equations. Later chapters in the book will cover statistics and calculus concepts and how to use them to solve problems and gain useful insights. Finally, you'll study differential equations with an emphasis on numerical methods and learn about algorithms that directly calculate values of functions. By the end of this book, you’ll have learned how to apply essential statistics and calculus concepts to develop robust Python applications that solve business challenges.
Preface
1. Fundamentals of Python
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2. Python's Main Tools for Statistics
3. Python's Statistical Toolbox
4. Functions and Algebra with Python
5. More Mathematics with Python
6. Matrices and Markov Chains with Python
7. Doing Basic Statistics with Python
8. Foundational Probability Concepts and Their Applications
9. Intermediate Statistics with Python
10. Foundational Calculus with Python
11. More Calculus with Python
12. Intermediate Calculus with Python

# Introduction

In the previous chapter, we covered functions and algebra with Python, starting with basic functions before working through transformations and solving equations. In this chapter, we'll introduce sequences and series, which have many applications in the real world, such as finance, and also form the basis for an understanding of calculus. Additionally, we will explore trigonometry, vectors, and complex numbers to give us a better understanding of the mathematical world.

The core skills of any exceptional Python programmer include a solid understanding of the background mathematics and an effective application of them. Think of vectors and complex numbers as valuable extensions to our mathematical toolbox that, later on, will contribute to efficiently describing, quantifying, and tackling real-world problems from the finance, science, or business and social domains.

Sequences and series, among others, appear in situations where profits, losses, dividends, or...