AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University Accredited Calculus Academic CreditsIf you wish to complete a AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus course online, make sure you take this course from a regionally accredited college/university so that the credits you earn from this course will actually transfer to your home college/university.
The free courses available from the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) like edX, Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, MIT Open Courseware, etc. are really excellent courses, but they do NOT result in transferrable academic credits from an accredited university!
There are more than a few actual colleges/universities offering AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University courses online. Be careful as you investigate these courses - they may not fit your needs for actual course instruction and timing. Most require you enroll and engage your course during their standard academic semesters. Most will have you use a publisher's "automated textbook" which is .... um .... well, if you like that kind of thing, then you have a few options over there at those schools.
Distance Calculus is all about real university-level calculus courses - that's all we do! We have been running these courses for 20+ years, so we know how to get students through the these courses fast fast fast!
Here is a video about earning real academic credits in AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Earning Real Academic Credits for Calculus
Applied Calculus vs Calculus I
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Apr 6, 2020
Review by: Paul Simmons
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations
Review: I took Multivariable and Diff Eq during the summer. The DiffEq course was awesome - very useful for my physics and engineering course. I was unsure about Mathematica at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Thank you Distance Calculus!
Transferred Credits to: University of Oregon
Date Posted: Jun 21, 2020
Review by: Abdul J.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: This was the best class! So much more interesting doing the computer math than a boring lecture class. Diane was so responsive and helpful. I recommend this course.
Transferred Credits to: Villanova University
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Anonymous
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course is amazing! I took it as a requirement for admission to an MBA program, and couldn't have been happier with the quality and rigor of the course. I previously took calculus two times (at a public high school and then a large public university commonly cited as a "public ivy"), this course was by far the best and *finally* made the concepts click. Previously I had no idea what was going on because terrible PhD students were teaching the course and saying stuff like "a derivative is the slope of a tangent line" - ??? but what does that mean ???, but the instructors in the Shorter University course explain everything in ways where it FINALLY made sense (e.g., "imagine a roller coaster hitting the top of a hill, there's a moment where it shifts momentum and you're not accelerating or decelerating, that's what a 0 rate of change is - that's when the derivative would be zero"). They explain everything in multiple ways and relate it to other concepts. It all made perfect sense when I finally had a good instructor. Really recommend this class
Transferred Credits to: The Wharton School, UPenn
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
- M4: 1.04: Rules:
- M4.1: 1.04 - Basics
- M4.1.a: 1.04.B1: Derivatives, instantaneous growth rates, f'(x) and d/dx (f(x))
- M4.1.b: 1.04.B2: The Chain Rule
- M4.1.c: 1.04.B3: General rules for taking derivatives
- M4.1.d: 1.04.B4: Using the logarithm to calculational advantage
- M4.1.e: 1.04.B5: The instantaneous percentage growth rate of a positive function
- M4.1.f: 1.04.B6: Exponential growth dominates power growth and power growth dominates logarithmic growth
- M4.2: 1.04 - Tutorials
- M4.2.a: 1.04.T1: Practicing with the chain rule
- M4.2.b: 1.04.T2: Practicing with the chain rule, the product rule, and the power rule
- M4.2.c: 1.04.T3: Linear dimension: length, area, volume and weight
- M4.3: 1.04 - Give It A Try
- M4.3.a: 1.04.G1: Practicing with the chain rule
- M4.3.b: 1.04.G2: Practicing with the chain rule, the product rule, and the power rule
- M4.3.c: 1.04.G3: Global scale
- M4.3.d: 1.04.G4: Exponential functions and their constant percentage growth rate
- M4.3.e: 1.04.G5: Relating the plots of f(x) and f'(x)
- M4.3.f: 1.04.G6: 100 ln(f(x)) and the instantaneous percentage growth rate
- M4.3.g: 1.04.G7: Linear dimension: Length, area, volume, and weight
- M4.3.h: 1.04.G8: Interest compounded every instant versus interest compounded every month
- M4.4: 1.04 - Literacy
- M4.5: 1.04 - Revisited