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Calculus-Based Statistics with Calculus 2 Prerequisite

What are the course prerequisites for Calculus-Based Statistics = Probability Theory?

The only prerequisite for Calculus-Based Statistics is: Calculus II (Calculus 2) (and recommended Multivariable Calculus!)

As the name suggests, this is not the lower "baby statistics" course without Calculus. You need a very firm understanding of differential and integral Calculus to be able to engage Probability Theory.

Most of the topics in Probability Theory course are also found in the lower Statistics course, but the higher Probability Theory course uses derivatives and integrals to analyze the probability and statistics concepts and computations.

Multivariable Calculus is a good idea before Probability Theory, because some topics in Probability Theory use partial derivatives and multiple integrals - topics in Multivariable Calculus. While Multivariable Calculus is recommended, it is not required - learning these two differential and integral calculus constructions is not that difficult in the context of Probability Theory topics. So we keep Multivariable Calculus as a recommended course only.

So, for those students wishing to get ahead and get Probability Theory in their completed column in their academic plan, you do need to complete Calculus II first, which means also completing Calculus I first.

Here is a video about our Probability Theory course via Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:

Probability Theory Course






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Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

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Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020
Review by: Karen N.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: Awesome classes! I was really weak with Calculus, so I retook Calc 1 and kept going into Calc 2. I feel like I finally understood Calculus. The finals were pretty thorough, but not nearly as stressful as the blue book exams. I highly recommend these courses!
Transferred Credits to: Various





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Date Posted: Apr 10, 2020
Review by: Benjamin T.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course provided an excellent chance to learn about Calculus...again. I took calculus in high school, but I learned so much more with this course! It does take a good amount of time to do all the lessons, so definitely keep on top of them, but all the exercises helped me to really understand the material. And the nice thing is you can do it on your own time at home.
Transferred Credits to: Western University of Health Sciences: College of Optometry





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Date Posted: Jan 19, 2020
Review by: William Williams
Student Email: wf.williamster@gmail.com
Courses Completed: Linear Algebra, Probability Theory
Review: I have difficulty learning calculus based math, akin to dyslexia when examining the symbolic forms, equations, definitions, and problems. Mathematica based calculus courses allowed me to continue with my studies because of the option of seeing the math expressed as a programming language for which I have no difficulty in interpreting visually and the immediate feedback of graphical representations of functions, equations, or data makes a huge impact on understanding. Mathematica based calculus courses should be the default method of teaching Calculus everywhere.
Transferred Credits to: Thomas Edison State College










Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

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