# 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: Apr 13, 2020*

Review by: Jorgen M.

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: I really enjoyed this course, much more than I thought I would. I needed to finish this course very fast before starting my graduate degree program @ Kellogg. I was able to finish in 3 weeks. I liked the video lectures and the homework process. I highly recommend this course.

Transferred Credits to: Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern Univ

*Date Posted: Apr 13, 2020*

Review by: Jorgen M.

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: I really enjoyed this course, much more than I thought I would. I needed to finish this course very fast before starting my graduate degree program @ Kellogg. I was able to finish in 3 weeks. I liked the video lectures and the homework process. I highly recommend this course.

Transferred Credits to: Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern Univ

*Date Posted: Feb 28, 2020*

Review by: Teddy M.

Courses Completed: Precalculus, Calculus I

Review: Pros: once you get going, you can go really fast. The visual textbook is pretty cool. The instructors were very responsive. Cons: the movies are great, but the software crashes more than it should. Sometimes it is just a hassle doing things in the software instead of on paper, but once I got used to the software, it was ok.

Transferred Credits to: Texas Christian University

## 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