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AP Calc BC in a week - Intro

Introduction

So at school I take AP Calculus AB (since I already finished IB Math SL last year), but I'm taking the BC exam so I have to cover the BC material on my own, and it's spring break now so perfect studying time. I thought it would be cool to document my progress. Or at least my notes. Not too sure if that's a good idea or not, but ah well.

Also, I'm using Barron's book (AP Calculus), 13th edition, and I'm only going to do the BC sections. In 4 or 5 days!

Basically it'll be reading and then note-taking. Also I have a Casio fx-CG 20 calculator, so I get a bunch of easy features that the TI-84 doesn't get, so if I introduce some function and you don't have it on your TI, too bad!

Plan

  1. Day 1
    • 1F Parametrically Defined Functions
    • 1G Polar Functions
    • 3F Derivatives of Parametrically Defined Funcitons
    • 3J Indeterminate Forms and L'Hopital's Rule
  2. Day 2
    • 4K Motion along a curve: Velocity and Acceleration Vectors
    • 4N Slope of a Polar Curve
    • 5C Integration by Partial Fractions
    • 5D Integration by Parts
  3. Day 3
    • 6C Integrals involving Parametrically Defined Functions
    • 7C Arc Length
    • 7D Improper Integrals
    • 8B Motion along a Plane Curve
  4. Day 4
    • 9C Euler's Method
    • 9E3 Logistic Growth
  5. Day 5
    • 10 Sequences and Series

      I'll shorten it to 4 days if I can, otherwise hopefully I can stick to this plan.


2016-03-20 Paul Elder

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