Differential Equations - Fast Academic Credits!Differential Equations online course via Distance Calculus is a sophomore-level course in the calculus sequence, taken after the Calculus II course (integration theory with Taylor Series, Sequences, et al.)
The modern Differential Equations approach is to forget all of that paper and pencil classical technique - via the Calculus&Mathematica curriculum - is to look at differential equations as 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?
The Classical Differential Equations approach is concerned with a type of differential equation, and the paper and pencil techniques to solve the given type of differential equation.
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:
Data Science and Distance Calculus
Differential Equation Course
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: May 3, 2018
Review by: James Holland
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I needed to finish the Business Calculus course very very very fast before my MBA degree at Wharton started. With the AWESOME help of Diane, I finished the course in about 3 weeks, allowing me to start Wharton on time. Thanks Diane!
Transferred Credits to: Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania
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
Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020
Review by: Brian Finley
Courses Completed: Calculus II
Review: I took Calculus II through Distance Calculus and can't recommend it enough. Being able to take the course at my own pace while I was working full time was tremendously helpful, especially since I hadn't taken a math course for 5 years prior. The instruction was excellent and the software they used to teach the course was intuitive and facilitated the learning process very well. This calc II class enabled me to take multivariable calc, linear algebra, and real analysis at Harvard University's extension school, which ultimately qualified me for the economics PhD program that I will graduate from next year. 8 years on, I'm still grateful to Professor Curtis and Distance Calculus.