AP® Calculus BC

AP® Calculus BC is roughly equivalent to both first- and second-semester college calculus courses. The course is a continuation of Pre-Calculus – Honors, specifically part “A” of Calculus “ABC,” and covers topics in differential and integral calculus, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and series. This course covers all topics from AP® Calculus AB as well as derivatives of vector and parametrically defined functions, polar functions, integration by parts, sequences and series, and elementary differential equations. The course helps students approach calculus concepts and problems when they are represented graphically, numerically, analytically, and verbally, and to make connections among these representations. Students learn how to use technology to help solve problems, experiment, interpret results, and support conclusions. Pre-Calculus – Honors is a prerequisite to this course. Note that given the overlap of topics with AP® Calculus AB, this course is not designed to be taken after AP® Calculus AB. (Full year, 1 credit)