# Summer 2020 Vector Calculus Online Accredited Course

Summer 2020 @ Roger Williams UniversityIt is important that any Vector Calculus course you wish to take online, you need to make sure this course is from a

**regionally accredited college/university**so that the credits you earn from this course will actually transfer to your home college/university.

Free courses available from the MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) like edX, Coursera, Udacity, Khan Academy, MIT Open Courseware, etc. are really excellent courses, but they do

**NOT**result in transferrable academic credits from an accredited university!

There are more than a few actual colleges/universities offering Vector Calculus courses online. Be careful as you investigate these courses - they may not fit your needs for actual course instruction and timing. Most require you enroll and engage your course during their standard academic semesters. Most will have you use a publisher's "automated textbook" which is .... um .... well, if you like that kind of thing, then you have a few options over there at those schools.

Summer 2020 Distance Calculus is all about real university-level calculus courses - that's all we do! We have been running these courses for 20+ years, so we know how to get students through the these courses fast fast fast!

Here is a video about earning real academic credits in Vector Calculus from Summer 2020 Distance Calculus @ Roger Williams University:

## Earning Real Academic Credits for Calculus

## Applied Calculus vs Calculus I

## 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: Dec 20, 2019*

Review by: Bill K.

Courses Completed: Calculus I, Calculus II, Multivariable Calculus, Linear Algebra

Review: I took the whole calculus series and Linear Algebra via Distance Calculus. Dr. Curtis spent countless hours messaging back and forth with me, answering every question, no matter how trivial they might seem. Dr. Curtis is extremely responsive, especially if the student is curious and is willing to work hard. I don't think I ever waited much more than a day for Dr. Curtis to get a notebook back to me. Dr. Curtis would also make videos of concepts if I was really lost. The course materials are fantastic. If you are a student sitting on the fence, trying to decide between a normal classroom class or Distance Calculus classes with Livemath and Mathematica, my choice would be the Distance Calculus classes every time. The Distance Calculus classes are more engaging. The visual aspects of the class notebooks are awesome. You get the hand calculation skills you need. The best summary I can give is to say, given the opportunity, I would put my own son's math education in Dr. Curtis's hands.

Transferred Credits to: None

*Date Posted: Jan 13, 2020*

Review by: Daniel Marasco

Courses Completed: Multivariable Calculus

Review: This course was more affordable than many, and the flexible format was terrific for me, as I am inclined to work very diligently on tasks on my own. It could be dangerous for a person who requires external discipline more, but it works well for self-starters, allowing you to prioritize when you have other pressing work. I was a full time teacher adding a math certification, and this course allowed me to master the math while working around my teaching schedule and fitting work into moments here and there when I had time. I was able to transfer the credits to Montana State University, Bozeman for my teaching internship program without a hitch. The instructors were all very helpful and patient, even when I failed to see a ridiculously simple solution on one problem after 20 emails back and forth. Overall, I was more pleased with my experience in this class than I was with any of my other 9 courses.

Transferred Credits to: Montana State University, Bozeman

## Distance Calculus - Curriculum Exploration

### VC.01 - Vectors

- V1: VC.01 - Vectors:
- V1.1: VC.01 - Basics
- V1.1.a: VC.01.B1: Vectors: How you move them, how you add them, how you subtract them, and how you multiply them by numbers
- V1.1.b: VC.01.B2: Tangent vectors, velocity vectors, and tangent lines
- V1.1.c: VC.01.B3: Length of a vector, dot product, and distance between two points
- V1.1.d: VC.01.B4: The push of one vector in the direction of another, and the formula: X * Y = |x| |y| cos(b) where b is the angle between X and Y}
- V1.1.e: VC.01.B5: X*Y = 0 means X is perpendicular to Y
- V1.2: VC.01 - Tutorials
- V1.2.a: VC.01.T1: Velocity and acceleration
- V1.2.b: VC.01.T2: Using the normal vector to bounce light beams off two-dimensional curves
- V1.2.c: VC.01.T3: Lines
- V1.2.d: VC.01.T4: Pursuits
- V1.2.e: VC.01.T5: Spying along the tangent
- V1.3: VC.01 - Give It a Try
- V1.3.a: VC.01.G1: Vector and line fundamentals
- V1.3.b: VC.01.G2: Measurements
- V1.3.c: VC.01.G3: With or against?
- V1.3.d: VC.01.G4: Velocity and acceleration
- V1.3.e: VC.01.G5: The coordinate axes and coordinate planes in three dimensions
- V1.3.f: VC.01.G6: Serious plotting: Parametric planets
- V1.3.g: VC.01.G7: Lines
- V1.3.h: VC.01.G8: Lasers
- V1.3.i: VC.01.G9: Parabolic reflectors, spherical reflectors, and elliptical reflectors
- V1.3.j: VC.01.G10: Pursuits by a robotic cowhand
- V1.3.k: VC.01.G11: Stealth technology
- V1.4: VC.01 - Literacy
- V1.5: VC.01 - Revisited
- V1.5.a: VC.01.B1 - Revisited
- V1.5.b: VC.01.B2 - Revisited
- V1.5.c: VC.01.B3 - Revisited
- V1.5.d: VC.01.B4 - Revisited
- V1.5.e: VC.01.B5 - Revisited
- V1.5.f: VC.01.T1 - Revisited
- V1.5.g: VC.01.T2 - Revisited
- V1.5.h: VC.01.T3 - Revisited
- V1.5.i: VC.01.T5 - Revisited
- V1.5.j: VC.01.G3.b - Revisited
- V1.5.k: VC.01.G7.c - Revisited
- V1.5.l: VC.01.G8 - Revisited