# Winter Session 2020 Multivariable Calculus Accredited Calculus Academic Credits

Winter Session 2020 @ Roger Williams University## Distance Calculus - Student Reviews

*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 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: 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

### VC.02 - Perpendicularity

- V2: VC.02 - Perpendicularity:
- V2.1: VC.02 - Basics
- V2.1.a: VC.02.B1: The cross product X*Y of two 3D vectors is perpendicular to both X and Y
- V2.1.b: VC.02.B2: Planes in 3D
- V2.1.c: VC.02.B3: Normal vectors for curved surfaces in 3D
- V2.2: VC.02 - Tutorials
- V2.2.a: VC.02.T1: True scale plots via the options TrueProportions and StretchToFit
- V2.2.b: VC.02.T2: Flatness and plotting
- V2.2.c: VC.02.T3: Unit vectors and perpendicularity: Plotting curves on planes and a new, easy way of calculating the cross product.
- V2.2.d: VC.02.T4: Unit vectors and perpendicularity:Main unit normals, binormals, tubes, horns, and corrugations
- V2.3: VC.02 - Give It a Try
- V2.3.a: VC.02.G1: Plane fundamentals
- V2.3.b: VC.02.G2: Plotting on planes
- V2.3.c: VC.02.G3: Serious 3D plots: Tubes and ribbons
- V2.3.d: VC.02.G4: Experiments with linearizations
- V2.3.e: VC.02.G5: Badger borings
- V2.3.f: VC.02.G6: Using the product rule to break acceleration vectors into normal and tangential components
- V2.3.g: VC.02.G7: Using the normal vector to bounce light beams off surfaces
- V2.3.h: VC.02.G8: Kissing circles and curvature
- V2.3.i: VC.02.G9: Measurements with the cross product
- V2.3.j: VC.02.G10: Thumbs up or thumbs down
- V2.4: VC.02 - Literacy
- V2.5: VC.02 - Revisited
- V2.5.a: VC.02.B1 - Revisited
- V2.5.b: VC.02.B2 - Revisited
- V2.5.c: VC.02.B3 - Revisited
- V2.5.d: VC.02.T3 - Revisited
- V2.5.e: VC.02.T4 - Revisited
- V2.5.f: VC.02.G1.c - Revisited
- V2.5.g: VC.02.G2.c - Revisited
- V2.5.h: VC.02.G5 - Revisited
- V2.5.i: VC.02.G7 - Revisited
- V2.5.j: VC.02.G9.b - Revisited
- V2.5.k: VC.02.G10 - Revisited
- V2.5.l: VC.02.Literacy - Revisited