AP Calculus BC

OVERVIEW

Comparable to college and university calculus, this course will help prepare you for the Calculus BC Advanced Placement exam. Study limits, continuity, differentiation, and integrated algebraic, trigonometric, and transcendental functions, as well as explore applications of derivatives and integrals, infinite series, and parametric and polar equations.

MAJOR CONCEPTS

Limits and Continuity

  • Using Limits to Analyze Instantaneous Change
  • Estimating Limit Values from Graphs and Tables
  • Determining Limits Using Algebraic Properties and Manipulation
  • Selecting Procedures for Determining Limits
  • Squeeze Theorem and Representations of Limits
  • Determining Continuity and Exploring Discontinuity
  • Connecting Limits, Infinity, and Asymptotes
  • The Intermediate Value Theorem (IVT)

Differentiation: Definition and Fundamental Properties

  • Average and Instantaneous Rates of Change and the Derivative Definition
  • Determining Differentiability and Estimating Derivatives
  • Derivative Rules: Constant, Sum, Difference, Constant Multiple, and Power
  • The Product Rule and the Quotient Rule
  • Derivatives of Trigonometric Functions
  • Derivatives of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Differentiation: Composite, Implicit, and Inverse Functions

  • The Chain Rule
  • Implicit Differentiation
  • Differentiating Inverse Functions
  • Differentiating Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  • Selecting Procedures for Calculating Derivatives
  • Calculating Higher-Order Derivatives

Contextual Applications of Differentiation

  • Interpreting and Applying the Derivative in Motion
  • Rates of Change in Applied Contexts Other Than Motion
  • Related Rates
  • Approximating Values of a Function Using Local Linearity and Linearization
  • L’Hospital’s Rule

Analytical Applications of Differentiation

  • Mean Value and Extreme Value Theorems
  • Connecting Graphs of Functions and Their Derivatives
  • Exploring Behaviors of Implicit Relations

Integration and Accumulation of Change

  • Exploring Accumulations of Change
  • Riemann Sums and the Definite Integral
  • Accumulation Functions Involving Area and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
  • Applying Properties of Definite Integrals
  • Finding Antiderivatives and Indefinite Integrals
  • Integrating Using Substitution
  • Integrating Using Integration by Parts
  • Integration Using Linear Partial Functions
  • Evaluating Improper Integrals
  • Integrating Functions Using Long Division and Completing the Square
  • Selecting Techniques for Antidifferentiation

Differential Equations

  • Solutions of Differential Equations
  • Sketching and Reasoning Using Slope Fields
  • Approximating Solutions Using Euler’s Method
  • Finding Solutions Using Separation of Variables
  • Exponential Models with Differential Equations
  • Logistic Models with Differential Equations

Applications of Integration

  • Average Value and Connecting Position, Velocity, and Acceleration Using Integrals
  • Using Accumulation Functions and Definite Integrals in Applied Contexts
  • Finding the Area Between Curves
  • Finding the Area Between Curves That Intersect at More Than Two Points
  • Volumes with Discs
  • Volumes with Washers
  • Volumes with Cross Sections
  • The Arc Length of a Smooth, Planar Curve and Distance Traveled

Parametric, Polar, and Vector-Valued Equations

  • Differentiating Parametric Equations and Finding Arc Length
  • Differentiating and Integrating Vector-Valued Functions
  • Defining Polar Coordinates and Differentiating in Polar Form
  • Finding Area Bounded by Polar Curves

Infinite Sequences and Series

  • Convergent and Divergent Infinite Series and Geometric Series
  • Tests to Determine Convergence
  • Alternating Series and Their Error Bound
  • Taylor Polynomial Approximations of Functions and Evaluating Error
  • Radius and Interval of Convergence of Power Series
  • Finding Taylor or Maclaurin Series of a Function
  • Representing Functions as a Power Series

Fee Details

Progam Regular  Advanced Placement
Fee Component  Course Fee Material Resource Fee
Amount (USD)  $ 500  $ 20 
Description To be paid by the student at the time of Enrollment.

Grade Level

Grade 11, 12

Duration

Annual

Requirements

  • Graphing calculator
  • Study Forge

Prerequisites

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, & Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry.

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