Calculus 3 - Vector Calculus Accredited Calculus Academic CreditsIf you wish to complete a Calculus 3 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 Calculus 3 - Vector Calculus 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 Calculus 3 from Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Earning Real Academic Credits for Calculus
Applied Calculus vs Calculus I
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: May 3, 2020
Review by: Andris H.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: I found out from my MBA program that I needed to finish calculus before starting the MBA. They told me 3 weeks before term started! I was able to finish Applied Calculus from Distance Calculus. Definitely a great class. Thanks Distance Calculus!
Transferred Credits to: SUNY Stony Brook
Date Posted: Aug 16, 2020
Review by: Jennifer S.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: The course was intense and required a lot of hard work. Professors ready available to assist when needed. Professors presented and explained materials/course work in detail and provided explanations and resources.
Transferred Credits to: University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Date Posted: Dec 20, 2019
Review by: Bill K.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra
Review: I took the whole calculus series and Linear Algebra via Distance Calculus. Dr. Curtis spent countless hours messaging back and forth with me, answering every question, no matter how trivial they might seem. Dr. Curtis is extremely responsive, especially if the student is curious and is willing to work hard. I don't think I ever waited much more than a day for Dr. Curtis to get a notebook back to me. Dr. Curtis would also make videos of concepts if I was really lost. The course materials are fantastic. If you are a student sitting on the fence, trying to decide between a normal classroom class or Distance Calculus classes with Livemath and Mathematica, my choice would be the Distance Calculus classes every time. The Distance Calculus classes are more engaging. The visual aspects of the class notebooks are awesome. You get the hand calculation skills you need. The best summary I can give is to say, given the opportunity, I would put my own son's math education in Dr. Curtis's hands.
Transferred Credits to: None
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
VC.05 - 2D Measurements
- V5: VC.05 - 2D Measurements:
- V5.1: VC.05 - 2D Measurements - Basics
- V5.1.a: VC.05.B1: Measuring flow across a curve with the integral
- V5.1.b: VC.05.B2: Measuring flow along a curve with the integral
- V5.1.c: VC.05.B3: Measurements by path integrals
- V5.1.d: VC.05.B4: Directed curves; path integral; path independence, and graident fields
- V5.2: VC.05 - 2D Measurements - Tutorials
- V5.2.a: VC.05.T1: Backward and forward
- V5.2.b: VC.05.T2: Screwing up
- V5.2.c: VC.05.T3: Recognizing gradient fields: The gradient test
- V5.2.d: VC.05.T4: Line integrals
- V5.2.e: VC.05.T5: Summary of main ideas
- V5.3: VC.05 - 2D Measurements - Give It a Try
- V5.3.a: VC.05.G1: Flow along and flow across
- V5.3.b: VC.05.G2: Path integrals: Backward and forward
- V5.3.c: VC.05.G3: Calculations and interpretations
- V5.3.d: VC.05.G4: Water
- V5.3.e: VC.05.G5: Sources and sinks
- V5.3.f: VC.05.G6: Gradient fields are where the mathematical action is
- V5.3.g: VC.05.G7: Work and how the physicists measure it
- V5.3.h: VC.05.G8: Spin fields
- V5.3.i: VC.05.G9: "Calculus Cal" screws up again
- V5.3.j: VC.05.G10
- V5.4: VC.05 - 2D Measurements - Literacy