# AP Calculus vs Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University Summer 2020 Online Course

Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University offers Precalculus, Calculus I/II, Multivariable, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Probability Theory (Calculus-based Statistics) during every Summer term.Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University operates 24/7/365 with open enrollment outside of the traditional academic calendar. We offer all of our courses during the Summer, Fall, Winter, before semesters traditionally start, after semesters start, during vacation weeks ... I think you get the idea :)

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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: 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

*Date Posted: Feb 19, 2020*

Review by: Rebecca Johnson

Courses Completed: Applied Calculus

Review: I took the Business Calculus course from Distance Calculus in 2013. I was admitted to my MBA program, but then they told me I needed to take Calculus before starting the program. I finished the Business Calculus course in about 3 weeks in August before my program started. Not the most fun thing to do over the summer, but at least I got it done. Thanks Diane and Distance Calculus team!

Transferred Credits to: Kellogg MBA Program

*Date Posted: Jan 19, 2020*

Review by: Dan P.

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II

Review: I found the courses to be informative, enjoyable, and most importantly, effective in helping me learn the concepts of calculus. My math skills were always very weak, and I had a great deal of difficulty passing my undergrad math courses. The pace of a traditional classroom setting was just too quick for the concepts to really sink in. With Distance Calculus, I had courses that were taught with the full rigor of an on-campus class, but where I could take my time and really learn the material...all while having access to top-tier instructional help for real math professors and assistants. DC gave me the tools and the confidence I needed, so after successfully passing my DC courses, I moved on and completed a master's degree in CS.

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### 1.06: DiffEq

- M6: 1.06: DiffEq:
- M6.1: 1.06 - Basics
- M6.1.a: 1.06.B1: The most important of all differential equations: y'(x) = r*y(x)
- M6.1.b: 1.06.B2: The logistic differential equation
- M6.1.c: 1.06.B3: Logistic growth is controlled growth
- M6.1.d: 1.06.B4: The differential equation y'(x) = r*y(x) + b
- M6.2: 1.06 - Tutorials
- M6.2.a: 1.06.T1: Radioactive decay and carbon dating
- M6.2.b: 1.06.T2: Socking money away
- M6.2.c: 1.06.T3: Wal-Mart: Exponential or logistic growth?
- M6.2.d: 1.06.T4: Pollution elimination
- M6.3: 1.06 - Give It a Try
- M6.3.a: 1.06.G1: Quick calculations
- M6.3.b: 1.06.G2: Data analysis
- M6.3.c: 1.06.G3: Logistic growth versus exponential growth
- M6.3.d: 1.06.G4: Why do they turn out this way?
- M6.3.e: 1.06.G5: Other differential equations
- M6.3.f: 1.06.G6: Managing your money
- M6.3.g: 1.06.G7: Which animals grow faster after their birth than they are growing at the time of their birth?
- M6.3.h: 1.06.G8: Newton's law of cooling: How a differential equation can help you enjoy your favorite cooled beverage
- M6.3.i: 1.06.G9: Pressure altimeters
- M6.4: 1.06 - Literacy