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# AP AB Calculus (8 hours per week)

## The Main Books Source:

Finney, Ross L., Franklin Demana, Bert Waits, and Daniel Kennedy. Calculus: Graphical,
Numerical, Algebraic. AP Edition. Fourth Edition. Pearson.2012
Supplemental Books Source:
S.P. Thompson Calculus Made Easy. Second Edition Enlarged. The Macmillan
Company, New York, 1943 (online version)
P. Dawkins. Calculus I. Complete Assignments Problems (online version)
P. Dawkins. Calculus I. Complete Notes (online version)
P. Dawkins. Calculus I. Complete Solution to Practice Problems (online version)
P. Dawkins. Calculus I. Complete Practice Problems (online version)
Course Revision:
Shirley O. Hockett, M.A. and David Bock, M.S. Barrons AP Calculus 2008 with
CD-ROM, 9th edition.
Week
1

Chapter

L1-2 Chapter 1.
Sections 1.1-1.3.
Prerequisites for
Calculus pp.3-28

L3-4 Chapter 1,
Section 1.4
Prerequisites for
Calculus pp.29-35
L5-6 Chapter 1
Section 1.5-1.6
Prerequisites for
Calculus pp.36-54

Contents

Critical Thinking
Questions

## Lines. Increments. Slope of a line.

Parallel and perpendicular lines.
Equations of lines. Applications.

## Functions and graphs. Functions.

Domain and ranges. Viewing and

## in pieces. Absolute value function.

Composite function.
Exponential functions. Exponential
grows and decay. Applications. The

number .

## Parametric equations. Relations. Circles.

Ellipses. Lines and other curves.

## 1.1p. 9-11, #40,

42, 49, 52, 53
1.2p. 18-21,
#31, 41-48, 54, 71

1.3p. 26-28,
#13-28, 38-39,
#4042
1.4p. 33-35,
#14 35, 36, 44

## Functions and logarithms. One-on-one

1.5p. 42-44,
functions. Inverses. Finding Inverses.
#112 50, 51
Logarithmic functions Properties of
logarithms. Applications.

measure. Graphs of trigonometric
functions. Periodicity. Even and odd
trigonometric functions. Transformation
of trigonometric graphs. Inverse
trigonometric functions.
Rates of change and limits. Average and
instantaneous speed. Definition of limit.
Properties of limits. One-sized and
two-sized limits. Sandwich theorem.

1.6pp. 51-54,
#1114; 24, 41,
42

L1-2 Chapter 2,
Section 2.2 Limits
and Continuity
pp.59-77
L3-4 Chapter 2
Section 2.3 Limits
and Continuity
pp.78-97
L5-6 Chapter 2
Section 2.4 Limits
and Continuity
pp.78-97
L7-8 Chapter 3
Section 3.1
Derivatives
pp.99-108

## Limits involving infinity. Finite limits as

. Sandwich theorem revisited.
Infinite limits as
. End behavior
model. Seeing limits as
Continuity. Continuity at a point.
Continuous functions. Algebraic
combinations. Composites. Intermediate
value theorem for continuous functions.
Rate of change and tangent lines.
Average rates of change. Tangent to a
curve. Slope of a curve. Normal to a
curve. Speed revisited.
Derivative of a function. Definition of a
derivative. Notation. Relation between
graphs of and . Graphing the
derivative from data. One-sided
derivatives.

2.2pp. 7577,
#9-12; 27-34;
53, 54

L1-2 Chapter 3
Section 3.2
Derivatives
pp.109-115

Differentiability. How
might fail
to exist. Differentiability implies local
linearity. Differentiability implies
continuity Intermediate value theorem
for derivatives.
Rules for differentiation. Positive
integer powers, multiples, sums and
differences. Products and quotients.
Negative integer power of . Second
and higher other derivatives.
Velocity and other rate of change.
Instantaneous rates of change. Motion
along a line. Sensitivity to change.
Derivatives in economics.

3.2pp. 114-115
#5-10; 31-37;

L7-8 Chapter 2,
Section 2.1 Limits
and Continuity
pp.59-77
2.

3.

L3-4 Chapter 3
Section 3.3
Derivatives
pp.116-126
L5-6 Chapter 3
Section 3.4
Derivatives
pp.127-140

2.1pp. 6669,
#44; 4550, 56

2.3p. 84-86,
#25-30; 50; 52

2.4pp. 9295,
#912; 15-18;
31; 38
3.1pp.105-108
#5-8; 23, 30, 32

3.3pp. 123-126
#15-22; 38; 46;
48

3.4pp. 135-140
#3; 9; 13; 19;
26; 33; 35

L7-8 Chapter 3
Section 3.5
Derivatives
pp.141-147

4.

L1-2 Chapter 4:
Section 4.1: More
Derivatives
pp.153-161
L3-4 Chapter 4:
Section 4.2 More
Derivatives
pp.162-169
L5-6 Chapter 4:
Section 4.3 More
Derivatives
pp.170-176

L 7-8 Chapter 4:
Section 4.4 More
Derivatives
pp.177-185

5.

L1-2 Chapter 5:
Section 5.1
Application of
derivatives
pp. 191-199
L3-4 Chapter 5:
Section 5.2
Application of
derivatives
pp. 200-208

## Derivatives of trigonometric functions.

Derivative of sine function. Derivative
of cosine function. Simple harmonic
motion. Jerk. Derivatives of other basic
trigonometric functions.

3.5pp. 146-147
#1-10 odd;
17-20; 32; 37

## Chain rule. Derivative of composite

function. Outside-inside rule.
Repeated use of the chain rule. Slopes of
parametrized curves. Power chain rule.
Implicit differentiation. Implicitly
defined functions. Lenses, tangents and
normal lines. Derivatives of higher order.
Rational order of differentiable
functions.
Derivatives of inverse trigonometric
functions. Derivative of inverse
functions Derivative of the arcsine.
Derivative of the arctangent. Derivative
of the arcsecant. Derivative of other
three trigonometry functions.
Derivatives of exponential and
logarithmic functions. Derivative of
Derivative of
Derivative of
Derivative of
. Power rule for
arbitrary real power.

4.1p. 158-161,
#9-12; 33-38;
50; 64

## Extreme values of functions. Absolute

(global) extreme values. Local (relative)
extreme values. Finding extreme values.

5.1p. 197-199,
#5-10, 35-42

## Mean value theorem. Mean value

theorem. Physical interpretation.
Increasing and decreasing functions.
Other consequences

4.2p. 167-169,
#27-30, 45; 58

4.3p. 175-176,
#20-22; 23-25,
30

4.4p. 183-185,
#2932, 51-53

5.2p. 206-208,
#7-8, 11; 43-45

L5-6 Chapter 5:
Section 5.3
Application of
derivatives
pp. 209-222
L7-8 Chapter 5:
Section 5.4
Application of
derivatives
pp. 223-236
6.

L1-2 Chapter 5:
Section 5.5
Application of
derivatives
pp. 237-249
L3-4 Chapter 5:
Section 5.6
Application of
derivatives
pp. 250-259
L5-6 Chapter 6:
Section 6.1 The
definite integral
pp. 267-277
L7-8 Chapter 6:
Section 6.2 The
definite integral
pp. 278-288

7.

L1-2 Chapter 6:
Section 6.3 The
definite integral
pp. 289-297

L3-4 Chapter 6:
Section 6.4 The
definite integral
pp. 298-309

Connecting
and
with the
graph of First derivative test for
local extrema. Concavity. Points of
inflection. Second derivative test for
from derivatives.
Modeling and optimization. Examples
from mathematics. Examples from
economics. Modeling discrete
phenomena with differentiable
functions.
Linearization and Differentials. Linear
approximation. Differentials. Estimating
change with differentials. Absolute,
relative and percentage change.
Sensitivity to change. Newtons
method.
Related rates. Related rate equations.
Solution strategy. Simulating related
motion.

## Estimating with finite sums. Distance

traveled. Rectangular approximation
method (RAM). Volume of a sphere.
Cardiac output.
Definite Integral. Reimann sums.
Terminology and notation of
integration. Definite integral and area.
Construct functions. Discontinuous
integrable functions
Definite integrals and antiderivatives.
Properties of definite integrals. Average
value of functions. Mean value
theorem for definite integrals.
Connecting differential and integral
calculus.
Fundamental theorem of calculus.
Fundamental theorem, part 1.
Graphing the function
Fundamental theorem, part 2. Area
connection. Analyzing antiderivatives

5.3p. 218-222,
#1112, 21, 23;
31; 41-42; 47

5.4p.230-236
#7-9; 19; 28; 31;
45; 48-49

5.5p. 246-249,
#27-30; 41;
51-52

5.6p. 255259,
#7; 13; 19; 22;
31-32; 34-35

6.1p. 274277
#15-16; 22; 26;
29
6.2p. 286288,
#33, 34, 57, 58

6.3p. 294-297,
#3; 6; 15; 37-38;
40-41

6.4p. 306-309,
#25-26; 45-48;
58-59

L5-6 Chapter 6:
Section 6.5 The
definite integral
pp. 310-318
L7-8 Chapter 7:
Section 7.1
Differential
equations and
mathematical
modeling
pp. 325-335
8.

L1-2 Chapter 7:
Section 7.2
Differential
equations and
mathematical
modeling
pp. 336-344
L3-4 Chapter 7:
Section 7.3
Differential
equations and
mathematical
modeling
pp. 345-353
L5-6 Chapter 7:
Section 7.4
Differential
equations and
mathematical
modeling
pp. 354-365
L7-8 Chapter 7:
Section 7.5
Differential
equations and
mathematical
modeling
pp. 366-375

graphically.
Trapezoidal rule. Trapezoidal
approximations. Other algorithms.
Error analysis.

6.5p. 316-319
#9-10; 19; 29-30

## Slope fields and Eulers Method.

Differential equations. Slope fields.
Eulers method.

7.1p. 331335
#21, 23, 25, 28;
41-46; 64-65

Antidifferentiation by substitution.
Indefinite integrals. Leibniz notation
and antiderivatives. Substitution in
indefinite integrals. Substitution in
definite integrals.

7.2p. 342344
#35-40; 60-66;
69-70

## Antidifferentiation by parts. Product

rule in integral form. Solving for the
unknown integral. Tabular integration.
Inverse trigonometric and logarithmic
functions.

7.3p. 350353
#17-20; 21-24;
35

7.4p. 361365
Exponential grows and decay.
#22-23; 27-28;
Separable differential equations. Law of
40-43
exponential change. Continuously