# Summer 2020 STEM/Engineering Calculus

The Summer 2020 Engineering Calculus via Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University is best described as: the first semester course introducing Differential and Integral Calculus to STEM/Engineering majors. Please look at the additional links below for further information, and/or explore the menu links to the left to investigate each course and questions you may have about this educational program.- Engineering Calculus Online Course FAST
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## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*Date Posted: Jan 19, 2020*

Review by: William Williams

Student Email: wf.williamster@gmail.com

Courses Completed: Linear Algebra, Probability Theory

Review: I have difficulty learning calculus based math, akin to dyslexia when examining the symbolic forms, equations, definitions, and problems. Mathematica based calculus courses allowed me to continue with my studies because of the option of seeing the math expressed as a programming language for which I have no difficulty in interpreting visually and the immediate feedback of graphical representations of functions, equations, or data makes a huge impact on understanding. Mathematica based calculus courses should be the default method of teaching Calculus everywhere.

Transferred Credits to: Thomas Edison State College

*Date Posted: Jan 12, 2020*

Review by: Mark Neiberg

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus

Review: Curriculum was high quality and allowed student to experiment with concepts which resulted in an enjoyable experience. Assignment Feedback was timely and meaningful.

*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.

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### 1.05: Tools

- M5: 1.05: Tools:
- M5.1: 1.05 - Basics
- M5.1.a: 1.05.B1: Using the derivative for finding maximum values and minimum values
- M5.1.b: 1.05.B2: Using the derivative to help to get a good representative plot
- M5.1.c: 1.05.B3: Using the derivative to fit data by curves: Line fit and Sine and Cosine wave fit
- M5.2: 1.05 - Tutorials
- M5.2.a: 1.05.T1: Highest and lowest points on the graph
- M5.2.b: 1.05.T2: Approximations by polynomials; Approximations by Sine and Cosine waves
- M5.2.c: 1.05.T3: Fish gotta swim: The least energy
- M5.2.d: 1.05.T4: Designing a box
- M5.2.e: 1.05.T5: Largest and smallest
- M5.3: 1.05 - Give It A Try
- M5.3.a: 1.05.G1: Good representative plots
- M5.3.b: 1.05.G2: Highest and lowest points on the graph
- M5.3.c: 1.05.G3: Approximations by polynomials and approximations by Sine and Cosine waves
- M5.3.d: 1.05.G4: Oil slicks
- M5.3.e: 1.05.G5: The second derivative, f''(x)
- M5.3.f: 1.05.G6: Driving the big Mack trucks
- M5.3.g: 1.05.G7: The space shuttle Challenger and its O-rings
- M5.3.h: 1.05.G8: Management analysis
- M5.3.i: 1.05.G9: Up then down for x^t/e^x
- M5.3.j: 1.05.G10: Other max-min problems
- M5.3.k: 1.05.G11: At what age is the Bernese Mountain Dog growing the fastest?
- M5.4: 1.05 - Literacy
- M5.5: 1.05 - Revisited