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# Calculus 2 vs Multivariable Calculus - Distance Calculus

Calculus 2 (Calculus II) and Multvariable Calculus are two completely different courses.

Course Level DMAT #
 Course Title Credits
Freshman
Core
253 Calculus I 4
263 Calculus II 4
Freshman
HONORS
254 HONORS Calculus I 5
264 HONORS Calculus II 5
255 HONORS Calculus I+II For Data Science 5
Applied
Calculus
202 Calculus for Life Science 3
Before
Calculus
135 Precalculus with Trigonometry 4
125 Introductory Statistics  *Spring 2024 4
145 Finite Mathematics  *Spring 2024 3
225 Discrete Mathematics   *Spring 2024 4
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.

## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews     Date Posted: Feb 23, 2020
Review by: Carl Conners
Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, Linear Algebra
Review: After a really rough first year of calculus, I completed all of the second year calculus courses with Distance Calculus. It was like night and day the difference. My first year was so boring and monotonous. Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations, and Linear Algebra through Distance Calculus were just so much different - so not boring at all. I thoroughly enjoyed these courses. So engaging.
Transferred Credits to: Michigan State University     Date Posted: Jul 22, 2021
Review by: Emma C.
Courses Completed: Linear Algebra
Review: This was a great course. Flexible and informative with a great professor. It's a great option if you need to fill a prerequisite fast or if you enjoy working at your own pace.
Transferred Credits to: University of Virginia     Date Posted: Jan 18, 2021
Review by: Coury Gaffney
Student Email: courygaffney@gmail.com
Courses Completed: Linear Algebra
Review: The program used gives an amazing insight into everything that's happening, that you wouldn't get in a traditional course. All of the lessons are clear and clean, and the professor is very helpful along the way. I learned a lot and am happy with taking this course
Transferred Credits to: Virginia Tech

Course Level DMAT #
 Course Title Credits
Freshman
Core
253 Calculus I 4
263 Calculus II 4
Freshman
HONORS
254 HONORS Calculus I 5
264 HONORS Calculus II 5
255 HONORS Calculus I+II For Data Science 5
Applied
Calculus