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vivelavieboheme
Posts: **100**Registered User Junior Member

Just wondering.

Yes, I am a freshman.

Yes, I am a freshman.

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## Replies to: What's the difference between Calculus AB and Calculus BC?

3,607Registered User Senior Member446Registered User MemberAB consists of derivatives and integrals

BC consists of derivatives and integrals and parametrics and series and..

AB is usually 2 semesters of college calculus

BC is usually 3.

oh yeah and some schools have it so you can skip AB and go to BC because BC is just a review of AB and has even more concepts, my school you have to take one before the other

2,119Registered User Senior Member294Registered User Junior MemberI learned AB material in a university course in about 6 weeks, it was a 4 univ credit class and I got an A

When I enrolled in BC for my school (which i just finished, and took the test today >.<), I must say I had to catch up with a tiny bit of material that my univ class didnt go over.

Overall there isn't much difference, except maybe 2 weeks of more material

new things that comes to mind is mostly:

Series/Sequences (taylor, lagrange, limit ratio rules etc)

Integration by parts uv-int(vdu)

We learned this in one semester (wow.) and this semester we basically only reviewed for AP test, nothing else

Take AB, then BC, both 5.0 classes. I consider my BC class a free period

488Registered User Member-Series

-Polar & Parametric Coordinates

-Integration by Parts

-Partial Fractions

-L'Hopital's Rule

It's really not that much stuff. The only thing that is somewhat difficult is series.

At my school, the same teacher teaches BC and AB, so we cover all the BC topics during AB. BC is basically 8 months of multivariable calc with a month of review of the BC topics.

294Registered User Junior MemberBC stuff like series and polar were definitely not as new and challenging as what I experienced when I was first exposed to Calc AB stuff

142Registered User Junior Memberwe learned L'Hopital's Rule though

the ap exam yesterday WAS AWFUL

6,598Registered User Senior Member2,629- Senior MemberBTW, have I said it before? Precalc is the biggest waste of a year in school math.

100Registered User Junior MemberI didn't take advantage of the advanced math thing in middle school (I was already in all Pre-AP and gifted/talented) so, my school does math like this:

Normal:

9th- Algebra I

10th- Geometry

11th- Algebra II

12th- Precalculus

Advanced:

9th- Geometry

10th- Algebra II

11th- Precal

12th- Calc

1,006Registered User MemberNormal:

9th: Math I (Honors)

10th: Math II (Honors)

11th: Math III (Honors)

12th: Pre-Calc (Honors) or Calculus

Advanced:

9th: Math II (Honors)

10th: Math III (Honors)

11th: Pre-Calc (Honors)

12th: Calculus (or AP Calculus AB)

So someone can skip pre-calculus and go straight to Calculus if they take Math III as a junior, but it's only recommended for those in Math III Honors. Sophomores in Math III/III Honors have to take a pre-calc course if they continue Math.

What is pre-calculus anyway?

1,185Registered User Senior MemberKidwithshirt is right about the differences.

We learned taylor polynomials and maclaurin series in 1 day.. and I wasn't there.

2,629- Senior Member6,598Registered User Senior Member72Registered User Junior Member