# Summer 2020 Enroll Now, Start Today - Calculus 4 Academic Credits

Summer 2020 @ Roger Williams University## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Apr 6, 2020*

Review by: Paul Simmons

Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus, Differential Equations

Review: I took Multivariable and Diff Eq during the summer. The DiffEq course was awesome - very useful for my physics and engineering course. I was unsure about Mathematica at first, but I got the hang of it quickly. Thank you Distance Calculus!

Transferred Credits to: University of Oregon

*Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020*

Review by: Anonymous

Courses Completed: Calculus I

Review: This course is amazing! I took it as a requirement for admission to an MBA program, and couldn't have been happier with the quality and rigor of the course. I previously took calculus two times (at a public high school and then a large public university commonly cited as a "public ivy"), this course was by far the best and *finally* made the concepts click. Previously I had no idea what was going on because terrible PhD students were teaching the course and saying stuff like "a derivative is the slope of a tangent line" - ??? but what does that mean ???, but the instructors in the Shorter University course explain everything in ways where it FINALLY made sense (e.g., "imagine a roller coaster hitting the top of a hill, there's a moment where it shifts momentum and you're not accelerating or decelerating, that's what a 0 rate of change is - that's when the derivative would be zero"). They explain everything in multiple ways and relate it to other concepts. It all made perfect sense when I finally had a good instructor. Really recommend this class

Transferred Credits to: The Wharton School, UPenn

*Date Posted: May 21, 2020*

Review by: Chester F.

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II

Review: I did not enjoy Calculus I at my school. I retook Calculus I, and then Calculus II, over the summer via Distance Calculus and it was awesome. I started my sophomore year back on track and ready for my physics classes. I struggled with the MathLive software but I guess it was alright.

Transferred Credits to: University of North Carolina

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### VC.04 - Trajectories

- V4: VC.04 - Trajectories:
- V4.1: VC.04 - Basics
- V4.1.a: VC.04.B1: Vector fields and their trajectories
- V4.1.b: VC.04.B2: Flow of vector fields along curves; flow of vector fields across curves: Visual inspection
- V4.1.c: VC.04.B3: Flow of vector fields along curves; flow of vector fields across curves
- V4.2: VC.04 - Tutorials
- V4.2.a: VC.04.T1: Flow across and flow along: Visual inspection
- V4.2.b: VC.04.T2: Differential equations and and their associated vector fields
- V4.2.c: VC.04.T3: Flow across and along a curve and the sign of the dot product
- V4.2.d: VC.04.T4: The 2D electric field
- V4.2.e: VC.04.T5: Troubleshooting plots of vector fields
- V4.3: VC.04 - Give It a Try
- V4.3.a: VC.04.G1: Looking for sinks (drains)
- V4.3.b: VC.04.G2: Flow along and flow across
- V4.3.c: VC.04.G3: Normals, tangents and dot plots
- V4.3.d: VC.04.G4: The most important vector field of them all: The gradient field
- V4.3.e: VC.04.G5: Differential equations and their associated vector fields
- V4.3.f: VC.04.G6: Trajectories: Can they cross?
- V4.3.g: VC.04.G7: Drifting along with a tumbleweed
- V4.3.h: VC.04.G8: Logistic harvesting revisited
- V4.3.i: VC.04.G9: Water flow with spigots and drains
- V4.3.j: VC.04.G10: 2D Electrical fields
- V4.3.k: VC.04.G11: Gradient fields for max-min, Hamiltonian fields for level curves, and implicitly defined functions
- V4.4: VC.04 - Literacy