###### Mathematics and Computer Science courses take a lion share of MIT OCW Most Visited Courses

You might have heard of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts and ranks among the most prestigious academic institutions in the world. Established in 1861, MIT has since played a key role in the development of modern science, engineering, mathematics, and technology.

To sumup the contribution of MIT to the world of Science - this extract from Wikipedia says it all -

As of June 2021, 97 Nobel laureates, 26 Turing Award winners, and 8 Fields Medalists have been affiliated with MIT as alumni, faculty members, or researchers.In addition, 58 National Medal of Science recipients, 29 National Medals of Technology and Innovation recipients, 50 MacArthur Fellows, 80 Marshall Scholars,3 Mitchell Scholars, 22 Schwarzman Scholars,9 Knight-Hennessy Scholars, 41 astronauts,and 16 Chief Scientists of the U.S. Air Force have been affiliated with MIT. The university also has a strong entrepreneurial culture and MIT alumni have founded or co-founded many notable companies.

MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to publish all of the educational materials from its undergraduate- and graduate-level courses online, freely and openly available to anyone, anywhere. The website is ocw.mit.edu.Started in 2001 and completing 20 years, MIT OCW has started a new era of Open Courseware. This small article just looks at the Most visited course on MIT Courseware. While there are 2400 courses avilable on MIT OCW, few courses have full video lectures. Today, as I was just thinking of MIT open courseware, I was wondering what are the most visited course on MIT OCW.

You can see the official list here - > https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/most-visited-courses/

Sl.no | MIT DEPARTMENT | COURSE TITLE | LEVEL |

1 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Introduction to Computer Science and Programming in Python | Undergraduate |

2 | Sloan School of Management | Blockchain and Money | Graduate |

3 | Mathematics | Single Variable Calculus | Undergraduate |

4 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Introduction to Algorithms | Undergraduate |

5 | Mathematics | Linear Algebra | Undergraduate |

6 | Mathematics | Multivariable Calculus | Undergraduate |

7 | Mathematics | Linear Algebra | Undergraduate |

8 | Physics | Classical Mechanics | Undergraduate |

9 | Mathematics | Introduction to Probability and Statistics | Undergraduate |

10 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Mathematics for Computer Science | Undergraduate |

11 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Introduction to Computer Science and Programming | Undergraduate |

12 | Mathematics | Single Variable Calculus | Undergraduate |

13 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Mathematics for Computer Science | Undergraduate |

14 | Mathematics | Differential Equations | Undergraduate |

15 | Physics | Quantum Physics I | Undergraduate |

16 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science | Undergraduate |

17 | Mathematics | Topics in Mathematics with Applications in Finance | Undergraduate |

18 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Probabilistic Systems Analysis and Applied Probability | Undergraduate |

19 | Electrical Engineering and Computer Science | Artificial Intelligence | Undergraduate |

20 | Economics | Principles of Microeconomics | Undergraduate |

Undergraduate level courses completely out number other levels.

Now another interesting thing is out of 37 departments of MIT, only five departments figure and Mathematics and Computer Science lead the pack.

Row Labels | No.of courses in Top-20 |

Economics | 1 |

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science |
8 |

Mathematics |
8 |

Physics | 2 |

Sloan School of Management | 1 |

Grand Total | 20 |

Even though the department is Electrical Engineering and Computerscience is the department, the Eight courses are of Computer Science. So both Mathematics and Computer Science seems to be most preferred subjects.

I think it is time for me to take my Maths More seriously :)