# AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University Accredited Calculus Academic Credits

If 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

### 1.04: Rules

- 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