Online Options for Calculus - Distance CalculusFor many students, Calculus I and II are courses to "slug through" where you learn multiple techniques for differentiation and integration, and apply these techniques to solving problems involving area, volume, and rates of change problems, among other applications.
Multivariable Calculus is the first course in the sophomore year of the calculus sequence.
Multivariable Calculus is where the Calculus starts to get fun! The entire point of the Multivariable Calculus course is to generalize the topics of 1-variable calculus (from Calculus I and II) to multiple variables. That brings our "flat calculus" into 3D and higher dimensions, where the graphics and beauty of calculus really take flight.
Many students report that Multivariable Calculus is the first course where they start to like calculus. Our curriculum for our Multivariable Calculus course - VectorCalculus&LiveMath - is a wonderful curriculum with a wonderful mixture of 3D graphics, generalized concepts, and exposition that make the course captivating, engaging, and rigorously enjoyable.
Here are some videos about our Multivariable Calculus course via Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:
Multivariable Calculus & High School
After AP Calculus for High School Students
Distance Calculus - Student Reviews
Date Posted: Jan 19, 2020
Review by: Dan P.
Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II
Review: I found the courses to be informative, enjoyable, and most importantly, effective in helping me learn the concepts of calculus. My math skills were always very weak, and I had a great deal of difficulty passing my undergrad math courses. The pace of a traditional classroom setting was just too quick for the concepts to really sink in. With Distance Calculus, I had courses that were taught with the full rigor of an on-campus class, but where I could take my time and really learn the material...all while having access to top-tier instructional help for real math professors and assistants. DC gave me the tools and the confidence I needed, so after successfully passing my DC courses, I moved on and completed a master's degree in CS.
Date Posted: Apr 10, 2020
Review by: Benjamin T.
Courses Completed: Calculus I
Review: This course provided an excellent chance to learn about Calculus...again. I took calculus in high school, but I learned so much more with this course! It does take a good amount of time to do all the lessons, so definitely keep on top of them, but all the exercises helped me to really understand the material. And the nice thing is you can do it on your own time at home.
Transferred Credits to: Western University of Health Sciences: College of Optometry
Date Posted: Feb 25, 2020
Review by: Jessica M.
Courses Completed: Applied Calculus
Review: I highly recommend this course. I started the Kennedy School at Harvard with a last-minute admission, but my application required the Liberal Arts calculus course, so I had to finish the course in 3 weeks. Diane was an awesome instructor! The class was surprisingly interesting. If you need to take calculus fast, this is the program to use.
Transferred Credits to: Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration
Systems of Equations
- P10: Systems of Equations:
- P10.1: Systems of Linear 2D Equations
- P10.1.a: Graphing
- P10.1.b: Solving by Substitution
- P10.1.c: Using Matrix Notation
- P10.1.d: Homework Problems
- P10.2: Matrices
- P10.2.a: Matrix Addition
- P10.2.b: Matrix Multiplication
- P10.2.c: Determinants
- P10.2.d: Matrix Inverse
- P10.2.e: Solving Linear Matrix Equation
- P10.2.f: Homework Problems
- P10.3: Systems of Linear 3D Equations
- P10.3.a: Graphing
- P10.3.b: Solve via Substitution
- P10.3.c: Solve Using Matrix Methods
- P10.3.d: Different Solution Cases in 3D
- P10.3.e: Homework Problems
- P10.4: Non-Linear Systems