# Calculus 2 vs Multivariable Calculus - Distance Calculus

Calculus 2 (Calculus II) and Multvariable Calculus are two completely different courses.Calculus 2 is the last half of the freshman calculus sequence, and is concerned primarily with integration theory - finishing up the course with sequences and series, which ultimately are used to integrate functions that cannot be integrated "in finite terms" algebraically, so infinite polynomials are introduced as a way to approximate functions (and their integrals) algebraically.

Multivariable Calculus is the generalization of 1-variable calculus (Calculus I and II) to multiple variables. Calculus I and II is concerned with the calculus of functions of a single variable: f(x), where as Multivariable Calculus is exploring the calculus of functions of 2 or more variables: f(x,y).

So, these two courses are completely different. You do need to finish Calculus II before engaging the Multvariable Calculus course.

Here are some videos to explore our Multivariable Calculus and Calculus 2 courses.

## Multivariable Calculus & High School

## Multivariable Course

## Calculus 2 Introduction

## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Jul 25, 2020*

Review by: Michael Linton

Student Email: mdl264@cornell.edu

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: Amazing professor, extremely helpful and graded assignments quickly. To any Cornellians out there, this is the Calculus Course to take in Summer to fulfill your reqs! I would definitely take more Calculus Classes this way in the future!

Transferred Credits to: Cornell University

*Date Posted: Sep 6, 2020*

Review by: Mark L.

Courses Completed: Applied Calculus

Review: Great course. Because of this class I was able to meet the entry requirements for my EMBA program on a tight time window in addition to sharpening math skills from classes taken over 15 years ago!

Transferred Credits to: MIT

*Date Posted: Sep 20, 2020*

Review by: Genevieve P.

Courses Completed: Applied Calculus

Review: I found out from my grad school after being accepted that I needed a Calculus course before starting their MBA program. I had less than 6 weeks to do it (and as a non-STEM undergrad no less). The video lectures were informative, the pre-calc refresher was great to get re-conditioned, and the asynchronous format worked so well as I did this at night/weekends after work. I completed it in 4 weeks. Professor Curtis was extremely responsive, graded assignments quickly, and a supportive guide providing constructive feedback to me to excel at the assignments. I highly recommend this course for those who need a pre-req in a hurry or like learning on their own schedule. Thanks, Distance Calculus and Professor Curtis!

Transferred Credits to: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### Complex Numbers & Vectors

- P12: Complex Numbers & Vectors:
- P12.1: Complex Numbers Part Deux
- P12.1.a: General Properties
- P12.1.b: Addition/Subtraction of Complex Numbers
- P12.1.c: Multiplication/Division of Complex Numbers
- P12.1.d: Plotting Complex Numbers
- P12.1.e: Homework Problems
- P12.1.f: DeMoivre's Theorem
- P12.2: Vectors
- P12.2.a: Vector Basics
- P12.2.b: Notation
- P12.2.c: Adding Vectors
- P12.2.d: Subtracting Vectors
- P12.2.e: Vectors in 3D
- P12.2.f: Homework Problems
- P12.2.g: Dot Product
- P12.3: Polar Coordinates