For many students who have had their academic plans disrupted due to the COVID-19 emergency, Distance Calculus may be the right program for you to keep your academic goals on track. During this COVID-19 emergency, Distance Calculus remains in full operation. You may enroll and start immediately with any course. Contact us to discuss how we can help. (Updated April 2020)

Differential Equations Online Course - Fast Academic Credits!

A popular course for taking online, our Differential Equations course utlizes a modern Differential Equations approach - we forget most of the paper and pencil classical technique - and instead use the modern Calculus&Mathematica curriculum - looking at differential equations for what they mean - not how to solve the (rather trivial) cases you can do by hand. Mathematica is a very powerful tool to obtain the solution of any differential equation (if there is one!), and so ... what does the solution mean? How do you interpret the solution? What does the solution's graph mean? What if there are slight changes to the differential equation? What is a driver? An Oscillator?

This modern approach to Differential Equations is a superior approach for data science, physics, economics, and all branches of science that use mathematics (i.e. all of science!).

Here are some videos on the Differential Equations Online course:

Differential Equation Course

Data Science and Distance Calculus








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: 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



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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