Things in Calc BC that weren't in the Calc I course that I took (at FAU):
--Areas and volumes by integration (shell method, washer method)
--Applications of integration (this goes with areas and volumes, also think about work, arc length, etc.)
--Advanced integration techniques (this ain't just u-substitution, folks. this is hardcore integration by parts. and partial fractions, and trig substitution, etc. You can just go to the Larson book, which you probably already have, and check out chapter 7.)
--Sequences and series (the first part of this is basically tests for whether series converge or diverge. and the second part is on taylor series, which is a way to represent many functions as infinite polynomials.)
--Parametric/polar differentiation and integration.
--Other random little things
Basically if you want to learn Calc BC you'll have to read about four more textbook chapters. So if you only took the AB test it'd be about two-thirds as hard as taking both tests.
Oh, and keep in mind that actually learning calculus is much more important than just getting a 5 on the exam. Don't cram for the test, you'll need calculus for lots of the courses you'll be taking in college. You don't want to fail out of your major because you've forgotten the chain rule. And keep in mind that just because you've gotten a 5 on BC Calculus doesn't mean you have a firm grasp on the fundamentals of the material -- you don't need a high percentage to get a 5, and people often forget stuff anyway.
Just a warning.
Last edited by fizix2; 06-24-2007 at 03:31 PM.