AP Calculus AB - Semesters 1 and 2
Semester 1 is offered only during the fall term. Semester 2 is offered only during the spring term.
This course offers a combination of assessment and instruction in an online environment containing but not limited to the areas of functions, functions and limits, differential calculus, and integral calculus. The course applies differential calculus to finding the slope of a curve, solving problems with related rates, calculating motion properties of moving particles, etc. It then applies integral calculus to finding the areas of irregular regions in a plane, finding volumes of rotation by various methods, and other scientific applications.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a deep understanding of the concepts of calculus in order to prepare them for the AP exam and for further college and university calculus courses. Because this class is presented in an online format, the pace and schedule varies from student to student, and no additional topics are presented past the exam time.
As recommended by the College Board: Before studying calculus, all students should complete the equivalent of four years of secondary mathematics designed for college-bound students--courses which should prepare them with a strong foundation in reasoning with algebraic symbols and working with algebraic structures.
Prospective calculus students should take courses in which they study algebra, geometry, trigonometry, analytic geometry, and elementary functions.
Prerequisites: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry/Analytical Geometry.
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