Topic outline for Calc AB & BC (pages 6 to 12 of the course description): pdf.

The AP Calculus AB Exam

The AP Calculus BC Exam

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Notes & Assignments:

Week 12/05 --12/16.

1. Discuss tests of covergence for Series.
2. Taylor - Maclaurin Series.
3. Find the Taylor expansion for a given trascendental function, such as ex, sinx, cosx.
4. Find a Taylor polynomial by using substitution. Ex: e2x, sin2x, cos(x/2), etc. Note: Taylor series can be added, subtracted, and multiplied by constants and powers of x, and the resulting series will also be Taylor series. Example: To find a series for cos 2x, simply substitute 2x in for each x in the Taylor series for cos x.
5. Find the expansion of eix, compare the result to the expansion of sin x and cos x and relate the result to: eix = cos x + isin x

6. Find Taylor/Maclaurin series expansions by integration or differentiation of power series. Ex: ln(1-x), arctan x etc.
7. The Binomial Series expansion.
8. Background: Integration by partial fractions, Improper integrals, Geometric Series.
9. Strategies for testing Series, by Stewart: test the following series for convergence or divergence, #1 to #34. Solutions included.
10. Summary of Convergence Tests for Series pdf.
11. Testing Series Convergence: Series Tests flowchart.

January 2012.

12. The binomial series. Text book p. 683
13. Radius of convergence of power series. Text book p662-665
14. Remainder estimation theorem. Text book p656-657
15. Estimating the Value of a Series.
16. Teacher notes MS Word. PDF here.
17. Practice. Worksheet.

Jan 23 to Feb 3rd:

1. Parametric equations.
2. Derivatives. Arc length.
3. Practice: Text book p763: AB/BC Calculus prep questions 1 thru 6.

Feb 6 thru 10:

4. Polar coordinates. Graphs.
5. Area in polar coordinates.
6. Practice: Text book p763: AB/BC Calculus prep questions 7 thru 10.
7. Paul online notes. Examples.

Feb 13-17:

Vector valued functions.

Motion along a curve: problems involving position, velocity and acceleration of a particule on a 2-Dimensional space.

Feb 20- and Beyond: REVIEW.
1. Discussion of previous Calculus BC Exams,
Worksheet on integration: int by substitution, by parts, partial fractions.
2. AP Calc. Free Response Q & Sln 1989-1997.

March 19-31:
Paul's Online notes. Excelent resources for calculus II (BC): Here !

Professor S. Hollis,
Calculus I & II --AB & BC-- videos, online.

1. Discussion of previous exams free response questions.
2. Related rate problems -- worksheet.
3. Area between curves, volumen of a solid of revolutions.
Ex 1 thru 6, also 17 & 18 p 454. Page 465 ex 1 thru 10
and page 474 1 tru 4, and 17, 18, 27, 28.
4. April 2nd thru May 9: Discussion of previous exams.
6. TI 84 plus online manual.
7. TI 89 online manual.